1. Reflecting on a Year of Accomplishments and Looking Forward to 2017

    LLS President and CEO Louis J. DeGennaro shares his optimism about LLS’s role and promise for patients. As ironic as it may sound, I look forward to a day when we can put this organization out of business. My hope is that one day, all the effort we put forth at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) brings an end to blood cancers. We are at a unique moment in our history. New technology is bringing us deeper understanding of the causes of cancer, and new therapies are helping to bring...

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  2. Is Your Food Safe?

    By Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist; Certified Diabetes Educator, PearlPoint Cancer Support Food safety is a valuable goal year-round but especially in the warmer months. Why? More people travel and transport food during the vacation months. The outside temperatures in summer and early autumn often leave outdoor food in the danger zone, between 40 degrees and 140 degrees. Food eaten at outdoor events like picnics, tailgates, and cookouts are at a higher...

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  3. LLS Invests $40.3 Million in New Research to Find Cures

    View full multimedia release here Rye Brook, NY – November 16, 2016 – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced it has committed $40.3 million in new research investments to advance the most promising blood cancer science at leading academic and medical centers around the world, including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston; Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York; MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; Fondazione Centro San...

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  4. A Cancer Survivor Gives Back

    When I meet newly diagnosed cancer patients and their caregivers, a familiar look greets me. I have seen this look countless times. In waiting rooms, during a weekly support lunch for patients and caregivers, and on my own mother’s face. It is a look of fear, confusion and doubt. It is a look that expresses the need for survival at all costs, yet without any assurance of success. It is a look that I can still see when I look in the mirror. That look is often replaced almost immediatel...

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  5. Outrunning Cancer: 27-Year-Old Survivor Completes First Marathon

    Lara Snead has always been a runner. A competitor since high school, Lara gradually quickened her pace and increased her stamina to the half-marathon distance. Last June, at age 27, with a winning bib number from the lottery happily in hand, she set her sights on her first Marine Corps Marathon. During her early training, her body sent her a signal. Chest pain and fatigue would be the first signs of a cancerous tumor growing around her sternum, and an enlarged lymph node near her collar...

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  6. Health Insurance Marketplace: Open Enrollment for 2017

    Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov) begins on November 1, 2016 and runs until January 31, 2017. If you will not have health insurance through your job, Medicare, parents, or spouse, you can purchase health insurance for 2017 from the Marketplace. About 12.7 million Americas purchased health insurance plans on the Marketplace during open enrollment last year.1 As a cancer survivor, it is very important to maintain health insurance. You will need insurance even...

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