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CLL: What to Consider Before Your Treatment Begins

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Get your team on board


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Watch for “invisible” side effects


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Discuss fertility sooner rather than later


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Dealing with short-term physical effects


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Anticipate long-term physical effects


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What’s a survivorship care plan?


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Be a guinea pig


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Make sense of finances


Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred

@milepostmedia

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from deadly diseases to elite athletes, including superbugs, opioids, ticks, and laughter yoga. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.