"My experience with CML and my work as an advocate has taught me three important things about moving forward with a scary disease.
First, find a doctor who you trust, who is willing to answer your questions, and take the time to educate you on your disease.
Second, find your friends who you can call or visit any time if only to talk about how worried you are. CML may be treatable for many, but for many others, it is a death sentence. We need to be able to share our worries.
Third, find your community. I learned that the key to moving ahead with CML was meeting other people who also had CML and shared my experiences. I realized that I was not alone."