Lifestyle Changes After Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Treatment


older man walking outsideIt’s hard readjusting to daily activities after undergoing treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia, a blood and bone marrow disease.

You’re not alone. About 8,220 new cases of CML will occur in 2016 – with more men suffering from the illness than women.

But making small lifestyle changes to your diet and exercise routine can add a little comfort to your daily routine.

But making a few lifestyles changes to your diet and exercise routine every day can help.


Cancer treatment can make you hate the foods you used to love. That’s because the treatment can affect your taste buds, changing your sense of taste. Also, nausea can kick in, depending on which foods no longer sit well on your stomach. This could cause sudden weight loss as you lose your appetite.

One way to fix any of these dietary problems is to eat small portions every two to three hours instead of three large meals a day. This will help you re-learn your body, what it likes and what it doesn’t like after treatment.