1. 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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  2. 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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  3. New GVHD Group on LLS Community!

    We have heard from you that there is a need for a group devoted to those who live with graft vs. host disease (GVHD). If you are living with GVHD, please make sure to click "Groups" on your top menu bar, and "Follow" the new GVHD group! GVHD affects individuals who have undergone an allogeneic or reduced-intensity allogeneic stem cell transplant. GVHD develops when the donor's immune cells mistakenly attack the patient's normal cells. GVHD can be acute, occurring soon after the transplant...

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  4. CAR-T Immunotherapy Showing Positive Results

    This week, positive data from a Kite Pharma CAR-T immunotherapy clinical trial was released showing that more than one-third of refractory aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patients in the study showed no signs of the disease after six months. Since 2015, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been funding this study through its collaboration with Kite Pharma, a biotechnology company focused on immunotherapy. In this therapy, immune T-cells are removed from the patient’s body, an...

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  5. Choosing Treatment for Polycythemia Vera (PV)

    MPN expert Dr. Srdan Verstovsek from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center explains how doctors assess patients with polycthemia vera (PV) and determine the best treatment for each individual.

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