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Other Helpful Organizations

In addition to our programs and services for blood cancer patients, families and caregivers, LLS is pleased to offer an extensive directory of national and international resources. These organizations can help with cancer-related issues like financial assistance, support and counseling, assistance with transportation, etc. It may be helpful for you to browse through each section to discover all that is offered. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provides this information as a courtesy a ...

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Methotrexate

Generic name Methotrexate Pronunciation  meth-oh-TREK-sate Brand name(s), other common name(s) Rheumatrex®, Trexall® Drug type   Antimetabolite How the drug is given By mouth Indications and Usage Methotrexate is FDA approved, alone or with other drugs, to treat people who have acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that has spread to the central nervous system (CNS) or to preven ...

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AML and Children: Understanding Diagnosis and Treatment

August 8, 2018 Provided by The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation with promotional support from LLS.

Dr. Katherine Tarlock, a pediatric hematology expert from Seattle Children’s Hospital briefly discusses AML and its prevalence in children. She will discuss how it is diagnosed, symptoms associated and the possible treatment options for children. This will include watch and wait , medications and bone marrow transplant. Dr. Tarlock concludes with tips for parents ...

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Young Adults: Coping with Life After Cancer

Cancer is disruptive at any point in one’s life, but especially so if the diagnosis comes in your 20s or 30s when you may be trying to create  an independent life, work towards school or career goals, and find a partner. Many young people look forward to starting a family, while others spend time with friends and enjoy not having such heavy responsibilities.  A diagnosis can be a serious disruption and leave you searching for ways to create the life you want.Y ...

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Treatment

Treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma is changing due to new drugs and research findings from clinical trials. Therefore, before treatment begins, it is important to consider getting a second opinion at a center with a Hodgkin lymphoma expert. It's important that your doctor is experienced in treating patients with Hodgkin lymphoma or works in consultation with a Hodgkin lymphoma specialist. This type of specialist is called a hematologist-oncologist. For many people with Hodgkin lympho ...

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