1. MPN News and Updates From ASCO 2017

    As part of our coverage from the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, Dr. Srdan Verstovsek from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a hopeful update for patients living with MPNs.

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  2. Neuropathy

    Some chemotherapy drugs have been known to affect the peripheral nerves in the nervous system, which can lead to pain, numbness or burning in your limbs, hands or feet - a condition called Chemo Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. If you’re feeling symptoms of neuropathy, talk to your doctor about what you’re experiencing. It’s a frustrating side effect, but if you’re able to be flexible in your treatment schedule, you may be able to reduce your risk by altering the timing of your treat...

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  3. LLS Applauds Another Advance for Blood Cancer Patients

    August 3, 2017 (Rye Brook, NY) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval today of CPX-351 (VyxeosTM), an innovative combination of two chemotherapy drugs being used to treat two high-risk subgroups of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. After more than four decades of little progress in treating AML, this approval marks the third drug approval for AML patients in just the past three months. LLS contributed sustained and sign...

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  4. Cancer and Sun Safety: What You Need to Know

    Summer is in full swing, and many of us are enjoying outdoor activities and lots of time in the sun. For cancer patients, being mindful of sun exposure before, during and after cancer treatment is extremely important. According to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Information Specialists, a team of master’s level oncology social workers, nurses and health educators, sunlight has benefits, but it is important to protect yourself from too much sun exposure. Here is what ...

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