1. Staying Hydrated

    Staying Hydrated Dehydration is a common side effects of chemotherapy and radiation and can occur at any point during your treatments. It’s exhausting, it’s uncomfortable, and it can be hard to overcome. Here are a few quick tips that might help you out: Carry it with you Invest in a reusable water bottle you can drink from all day, and keep a glass by your bed. Small steps add up If it’s hard to keep water down, try ice or little sips of liquids. It takes a lot of ice to...

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  1. Cost of Cancer Care

    .top-down { margin-top: 17px; } Research advances in blood cancer therapies are having a dramatic impact on the way patients are being treated. Yet, day in and day out we at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) hear from patients and their families about their struggles to access affordable, high-quality and coordinated care. As a “patients first” organization, LLS is on the frontlines of the battle against blood cancers. In a new position statement, LLS is calling u...

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  2. When you just need to talk

    Remembering how I needed to talk... Whether you’re a patient or a caregiver, whether you’re coming to grips with a recent diagnosis or you’ve been fighting these battles for years, there are a lot of layers and feelings to this experience. There’s a lot to process, a lot to keep track of, and hopefully some little victories to celebrate along the way. I know this because I remember when my Mom had stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma - from the day she got the call to come in for ...

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  3. Five ways to fight fatigue

    Fatigue is when you feel tired and have less energy. These feelings can be present when you wake up in the morning, after lunch, or really any time of day. They can interfere with your daily life and leave you frustrated, but they can also be conquered. Here are 5 things you can do to get your energy up: 1. Staying hydrated to fight fatigue Dehydration can lead to feeling sluggish and less alert. We all need to be drinking water throughout the day, but hydration is especially important ...

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  4. Do You Have the Right Fuel for Your Fight?

    Getting the Nutrition You Need with a Reduced Appetite Two major side effects of cancer treatments are the reduction of appetite and the decrease in energy levels. Oftentimes these go hand in hand. Food is fuel; when our bodies don’t get enough foods, we lose energy. When we don’t have the energy to prepare meals, we in turn don’t get the fuels we need. The following list will offer some insightful tips to overcome these barriers: Eat 5-6 snacks during the day instead of 3 l...

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  5. New Resource to Help with Pain and Fatigue

    We’re fighting blood cancers - that’s our tagline. Everything we do is for your fight, your battle, against this disease. What we don’t always talk about is how hard it can be to fight when you’re tired and hurting. In your daily battles with cancer, do you know how to fight pain and fatigue? We recently discovered Pack Health, a resource that supports individuals with cancer on a one-on-one basis. Pack Health is a digital coaching service, allowing health coaches to reach you wher...

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