1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Cancer Won’t Stop Coach Marie

    Thousands of runners will hit the streets of Chicago this weekend for the 2016 Chicago Marathon. Before they cross the start and finish lines, they will go through an intense training program to meet one of their most challenging goals: 26.2 miles. As a coach for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT), Marie Jarrell of Chicago is the inspiring drumbeat for hundreds of Chicago marathon trainees every year, leading them down the path to fitness and providing them with...

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  6. Am I Depressed?

    Do you ever feel sad, withdrawn, or blue? Did these feelings appear or become more pronounced after your or your loved one’s diagnosis? If so, you are not alone. Many patients and caregivers report feeling down during the course of a cancer journey. These feelings can arise when adjusting to a new diagnosis or changes in relationships. They can also arise while adjusting to life after treatment or living as a “survivor”, even many years later. Identity challenges or emotions such as gui...

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