Dr. Jack Jacoub shares questions that he believes leukemia patients need to ask more often while they’re getting ready for treatment.
The most common CLL complications include frequent infections, increased risk of other cancers, immune system problems, and tumor flares.
Both chronic lymphocytic leukemia and its treatments can weaken the immune system. Patients should get flu and pneumonia vaccines, but may need to avoid others.
I had to face this fear of travel head-on, and not allow leukemia to steal my wanderlust spirit. I realized that my cancer had made me fear the unknown.
Chemotherapy and radiation can successfully treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but they can cause side effects that last or emerge years after treatment.
Many survivors find their energy levels sapped after treatment. Find out when your cancer-related fatigue might ease, how to discuss your symptoms with your care team, and steps you can take to accomodate your daily activities.
If you need help after a leukemia diagnosis, check out these organizations and websites for medical information, emotional support, and financial help.
Cancer changes bodies, and relationships. That doesn’t mean you have to give up intimacy and sex.
Here’s how you can find pain relief with a highly individualized combination of strategies.
Follow-up care after metastatic melanoma treatment includes skin exams, imaging, screenings for other cancers, management of side effects, and sun protection.