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Patient Stories

TASIGNA

Powerful stories about people living with Ph+ CML

Few things can be more empowering and motivating than hearing the stories of others who are taking on the challenges of Ph+ CML. We’ve engaged award-winning filmmakers to tell the stories of different people at various stages of the Ph+ CML journey who are taking TASIGNA® (nilotinib). Learn how they’re managing the various aspects of this condition, from treatment and testing to working and relationships. Share their frustrations and triumphs, and be inspired by their determination and resilience.

Watch Virginia’s Story
21:44
Watch Virginia’s Story
21:44

Meet Virginia

When Virginia was diagnosed with Ph+ CML in 2010, her doctor prescribed GLEEVEC® (imatinib mesylate). After she did not achieve sufficient response, her doctor switched her medication to TASIGNA. With the support of her family and friends, Virginia has maintained the active lifestyle she had before her Ph+ CML diagnosis.

Virginia is a real patient taking TASIGNA for Ph+ CML and was compensated by Novartis for her participation in the Ph+ CML Stories Series.

Meet Virginia

Watch Virginia’s Story
21:44
Watch Virginia’s Story
21:44

When Virginia was diagnosed with Ph+ CML in 2010, her doctor prescribed GLEEVEC® (imatinib mesylate). After she did not achieve sufficient response, her doctor switched her medication to TASIGNA. With the support of her family and friends, Virginia has maintained the active lifestyle she had before her Ph+ CML diagnosis.

Virginia is a real patient taking TASIGNA for Ph+ CML and was compensated by Novartis for her participation in the Ph+ CML Stories Series.

Watch Robert’s Story
18:07
Watch Robert’s Story
18:07

Meet Robert

Robert was a 26-year-old newlywed when he was diagnosed with Ph+ CML. He and his wife questioned whether the future they dreamed of would still be possible. Now a father of 2, Robert relies on his sense of humor and his love of family to help him cope with the fear brought on by his Ph+ CML diagnosis.

Robert is a real patient taking TASIGNA for Ph+ CML and was compensated by Novartis for his participation in the Ph+ CML Stories Series.

Meet Robert

Watch Robert’s Story
18:07
Watch Robert’s Story
18:07

Robert was a 26-year-old newlywed when he was diagnosed with Ph+ CML. He and his wife questioned whether the future they dreamed of would still be possible. Now a father of 2, Robert relies on his sense of humor and his love of family to help him cope with the fear brought on by his Ph+ CML diagnosis.

Robert is a real patient taking TASIGNA for Ph+ CML and was compensated by Novartis for his participation in the Ph+ CML Stories Series.

Watch Russ’ Story
19:03
Watch Russ’ Story
19:03

Meet Russ

Looking back after his Ph+ CML diagnosis, Russ realized he had been tired and sleeping more for some time before the sudden abdominal pain that sent him to the hospital. Learning that he had Ph+ CML was difficult, but letting his students down was not an option. Russ has remained committed to their education and his own.

Russ is a real patient taking TASIGNA for Ph+ CML and was compensated by Novartis for his participation in the Ph+ CML Stories Series.

Meet Russ

Watch Russ’ Story
19:03
Watch Russ’ Story
19:03

Looking back after his Ph+ CML diagnosis, Russ realized he had been tired and sleeping more for some time before the sudden abdominal pain that sent him to the hospital. Learning that he had Ph+ CML was difficult, but letting his students down was not an option. Russ has remained committed to their education and his own.

Russ is a real patient taking TASIGNA for Ph+ CML and was compensated by Novartis for his participation in the Ph+ CML Stories Series.

Watch Kareem’s Story
11:40
Watch Kareem’s Story
11:40

Meet Kareem

Initially distraught by his diagnosis, Kareem now feels fortunate that he's been able to continue living his life and helping others who share his condition.

Kareem is a real patient taking TASIGNA for Ph+ CML and was compensated by Novartis for his participation.

Meet Kareem

Watch Kareem’s Story
11:40
Watch Kareem’s Story
11:40

Initially distraught by his diagnosis, Kareem now feels fortunate that he's been able to continue living his life and helping others who share his condition.

Kareem is a real patient taking TASIGNA for Ph+ CML and was compensated by Novartis for his participation.

Get Additional Information and Support With Navigating Ph+ CML

A comprehensive educational and interactive video experience

Navigating Ph+ CML is full of valuable information about Ph+ CML. You’ll be introduced to the program by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, an actual patient on TASIGNA who is compensated by Novartis. Learn about his personal story, how he’s treating his Ph+ CML in chronic phase and moving forward with his life while acting as an ambassador for others who share this condition.

Get Additional Information and Support With Navigating Ph+ CML

A comprehensive educational and interactive video experience

Navigating Ph+ CML is full of valuable information about Ph+ CML. You’ll be introduced to the program by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, an actual patient on TASIGNA who is compensated by Novartis. Learn about his personal story, how he’s treating his Ph+ CML in chronic phase and moving forward with his life while acting as an ambassador for others who share this condition.

Navigating Ph+ CML features a hematology oncologist, an oncology social worker, and a registered dietician offering important information about:

  • Diagnosis and the causes of Ph+ CML
  • The treatment journey, and getting the most out of your Ph+ CML therapy
  • Testing your treatment response and monitoring your progress
  • Nutrition and lifestyle
  • Living your best life with Ph+ CML
  • Getting support