As you recover from your AML diagnosis and treatment, you are likely to experience a number of strong feelings, some of which are surprising for patients. As well as happiness and relief, you may also experience anxiety, stress and fear of recurrence.

Talking to your family and friends, and maybe counselling or joining a support group, can help. It’s really important to discuss your feelings and to ask for help from those around you.

There are also plenty of positive lifestyle changes that can be made following your treatment. Eating well, not smoking, and limiting alcohol are all recommended while you are recovering. Regular physical activity can also help to build your strength and fitness.

You will also receive follow-up care from your healthcare team, which will include regular medical check-ups to make sure you AML hasn’t returned, to manage any side-effects you may still be experiencing, and to monitor your overall health.



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