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First test after diagnosis - what am I looking for and what should I ask?


Hi all

I was diagnosed in August and I have my first appointment with my consultant on Tuesday to go through my first blood test results. Just wondered if there were any suggestions or other threads I could be pointed to around what I should be expecting from this first test, and what sort of questions I need to ask.

Thanks very much 


Hi Dan,

At the top of this page there is a tab labelled "About CML". The first topic under that is "Just diagnosed". Click that link and you will get the distilled experience of the forum members who have all been where unfortunately you are now. I would particularly recommend the templates and checklists of questions to ask your consultant. I would print them out of you can and write the answers down, and don't worry about how long it takes - you need the information to understand what is happening.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.