Leukemia

The latest leukemia news, advice, and information, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and real stories about people living with the disease.

Leukemia: The Basics

Learn the basics about leukemia, including the main types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and risk factors.

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Before Leukemia Treatment, Ask the Doctor

Dr. Jack Jacoub shares questions that he believes leukemia patients need to ask more often while they’re getting ready for treatment.

By Elizabeth Millard

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Complications

The most common CLL complications include frequent infections, increased risk of other cancers, immune system problems, and tumor flares.

By Katherine Malmo

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Vaccines

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.

By Eileen Bailey

Traveling with Leukemia: Courage in Motion

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.

By Michele Tschirhart

How Long Does Cancer-Related Fatigue Last?

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.

By The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®

Top Resources for People With Leukemia

If you need help after a leukemia diagnosis, check out these organizations and websites for medical information, emotional support, and financial help.

By Eileen Bailey

Living With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

In living with chronic myelogenous leukemia, you never achieve remission and survivorship; on the other hand, you’re perpetually in survivorship.

By Michele Tschirhart

Symptoms of Advanced Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia enters the blood quickly and spreads to various areas around the body, such as bones, joints, and vital organs, within months.

By Eileen Bailey

Journalist’s Leukemia Made Advocacy Personal

When medical journalist Andrew Schorr was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, he could truly connect with his audience about patient empowerment.

By Rachel Zohn

All About Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of certain white blood cells, called myelocytes. It accounts for about one-third of all adult leukemia cases.

By Elizabeth Millard

Featured Collections

CLL: How to Navigate Your Future

Learn about your prognosis with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, including your treatment options, what to eat, how to exercise, how to communicate your needs at work and home, and more.

Meet the Experts

Elizabeth Millard

Health Writer

Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular health, GI disorders, food allergies, and weight management.

Elizabeth Millard

Health Writer

Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.

Health News

Western Diet Linked to Higher Leukemia Risk

A typical Western diet – high in saturated fat, red meat, refined grains, and processed foods, and low in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seafood, and poultry – increases the risk for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Holding Hands With Your Partner Can Ease Your Pain

When you’re in pain, hand-holding can help your brain waves sync with your partner’s and relieve your discomfort, according to a study conducted at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Haifa in Israel. This study involved 22 he...

Could Lowering Cholesterol Help the Body Fight Cancer?

Lowering blood levels of cholesterol could improve the cancer-fighting ability of certain immune system cells, called Tc9 cells.