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

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Lifestyle

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.

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Treatment

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.

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Relationships

Leukemia Tests But Deepens My Relationships

As a person living with chronic myelogenous leukemia, I realize that my diagnosis disrupts the lives of my loved ones. But ultimately it has brought us closer.

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Treatment

Cancer Patients Can Preserve Fertility

Thomeeka Speaks of Rhode Island received insurance coverage for egg retrieval fertility preservation services during acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment.

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Work

Navigating Your Job When You Have Leukemia

Have you recently been diagnosed with leukemia? You may be wondering if you can return to work while undergoing treatment. Here are a few things to consider.

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Complications

Stress Worsens Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A recent study found that higher levels of cancer-related stress were associated with more cancer malignancy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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Treatment

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.

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Complications

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Complications

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

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Living With

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.

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Living With

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.

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Living With

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.

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.