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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Andrew Schorr.

Leukemia Patient Tips: Getting the Best Care

As a medical journalist with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Andrew Schorr shares his tips for how leukemia patients can find the best care for themselves.

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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.

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What Is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia?

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a slow-growing cancer and the most common type of leukemia in adults. Find out what to expect and how to navigate treatment and survivorship.

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How to Manage CLL Treatment Side Effects

If you're being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), you may experience side effects like fatigue or nausea. Here are some ways to lessen the impact of your side effects.