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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.

By Michele Tschirhart

The Latest

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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.

By Katherine Malmo
Doctor answering a patient's question.
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.

By Elizabeth Millard
Senior woman receiving a flu shot at the pharmacy.
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.

By Eileen Bailey
Woman with cancer smiling and hugging her friend.
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.

By Michele Tschirhart
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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.

By Katherine Malmo
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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.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA
Doctor with patient.
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.

By Katherine Malmo
Cancer support resources.
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.

By Eileen Bailey
Michele Tschirhart using a laptop.
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.

By Michele Tschirhart
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Symptoms

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

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.