Modern treatment options mean that for most people, CML is a long-term condition they live with, often for a long time.1 But you may be concerned about how CML may affect your relationship and your sexuality, it can bring many challenges for you and your partner and you may both experience a range of different feelings.2
So how can you deal with it? These tips could help.
On the other hand, some people may experience a strengthening of their relationships with their loved ones, often due to a situation called “post-traumatic growth”, where their experience with CML has helped them to make positive changes in their lives.3
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a useful section and download that may help with your relationship and sex life.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sexuality and Intimacy Facts. Accessed May 2018.
Mitsimponas & Rauh. ESMO IPOS Patient Guide, Survivorship 2017. Accessed May 2018.