Top Resources for Leukemia Support

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Leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow, is the most common type of cancer among children and teens, although most leukemia is found in adults. No matter what your age, when diagnosed with leukemia, you may not know where to turn for help.


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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support services, and financial assistance for blood cancers. It also has more than 100,000 volunteer advocates that lobby for state and federal policies that benefit patients with blood cancers.


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Leukemia Research Foundation

The Leukemia Research Foundation has a Patient Financial Assistance Program to help with doctor visits, co-pays, hospital care, lab tests, and prescription expenses. It offers educational and support programs for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals.


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Prescription medication assistance

There are a number of organizations and pharmaceutical companies that help with the cost of medications. The following websites provide further information on these programs:


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Financial assistance

Having leukemia can drain your finances. Some organizations offer general assistance for patients and family members to help with financial expenses:


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Personalized patient websites

CaringBridge lets you set up your own free website to keep family and friends up to date on your treatment and progress. You can also use it to coordinate help, such as meals, transportation, or assistance with house cleaning.


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Lodging when you travel for medical care

The National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses is a network of houses around the United States that provide lodging and support to people who seek medical care away from home.


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Clinical trials

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, the following websites can help you find one:


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Cancer support groups

CancerCare's Blood Cancers Patient Support Group offers a 15-week online support group for those with blood cancers. The group is led by an oncology social worker and helps you connect with other people living with blood cancers.


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Cancer mentors

Imerman Angels is an organization that matches you with a mentor of the same age and gender who has beaten the same type cancer to provide you with emotional support.