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In January 2014, award-winning health and fitness journalist, Loriana Hernandez-Aldama was shocked to learn that she had acute myeloid leukemia (AML). She received the diagnosis from her fertility doctor, who she had seen just days before to do a precautionary blood test for an embryo transfer. Instead of planning for a new baby, Loriana had to begin treatment for cancer. Shortly after her diagnosis, Loriana said goodbye to her two-year-old son and boarded a plane to another state to beg ...Read more
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) invites you to catch up with the young adults who were featured in our previous video series, Cancer Survivorship in Young Adults: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Join them as they discuss their cancer journey and how their lives have changed since completing treatment. In these three video clips, young adult ALL survivors discuss: -Fertility concerns and challenges -How their relationships evolved during and after treatment -W ...Read more
Chemotherapy and Other Drug Therapies Children treated with chemotherapy, drug therapy or other therapies may be at increased risk for the following side effects. Click here to read more about these side effects. Fatigue Growth delays Thyroid dysfunction Infertility, including premature ovarian failure and premature menopause in girls and low testosterone levels and sperm counts in boys Hearing loss Bone or joint pain Secondary cancers, such as acute myeloid leukem ...Read more
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the voice for all blood cancer patients and does more to advance science and support patients than any other cancer organization. Through LLS fundraising campaigns and its volunteers and donors, LLS is supporting patients with research, education and access to affordable treatments. LLS is creating a world without blood cancers not someday but today. You can too. ...
Our Survivorship Series features three education programs that provide patients and caregivers with the tools they need to successfully navigate through their cancer journey.Read more