1. 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 a bi...

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  2. 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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  3. Cost of Cancer Care

    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 upon all stakeholders in the healthcare ec...

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