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Managing Your Cancer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a blood cancer, you most likely have questions about the cancer journey that lies ahead.

You can get answers here.

You'll find step-by-step guidance and resources to help you through all aspects of your cancer journey:

  • Newly Diagnosed: First Steps. From the moment your doctor tells you that you have cancer until the time you start treatment, you'll be inundated with information and called on to make a number of decisions. These pages guide you through choosing doctors, handling financial pressures, organizing medical records, talking with others about your cancer, understanding and researching your diagnosis and evaluating your treatment options. If you're a parent of a child with cancer, you can find out how to help your child and your family cope with the diagnosis and much more.
  • Treatment: Next Steps. Cancer treatment can be complex; these pages describe your options in easy-to-understand terms. You can also learn how to manage side effects, when to consider complementary and alternative therapies, how to maintain a healthy diet despite a loss of appetite, and when it's time to turn to supportive care.
  • Survivorship. Welcome to the new normal. Your treatment is over and now begins a new step in your journey: life after cancer. Being vigilant about follow-up care, being aware of long-term and late effects of treatment, helping your child return to school and even dealing with your emotions are all things you'll need to manage - and these pages will help guide you. 
  • Clinical Trials. A clinical trial can be as good an option as standard treatment - or sometimes it can be even better. Find out whether a clinical trial is a viable choice for you, what participating in a clinical trial involves and how to find one.

We're Here to Help

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can help alleviate your fears of the unknown and offer reassurance if anxiety becomes overwhelming. Our information specialists are on hand to help guide you through your journey at (800) 955-4572.

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last updated on Thursday, May 05, 2011
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