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Support at Your Fingertips: Try a Discussion Board

Having cancer can be a lonely experience, and it’s not always so easy to find others with a similar diagnosis. Even if you could, you might not always want to talk about everything face to face. Sometimes an online discussion board is just what you need. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) discussion boards, where people can post messages under a pseudonym and read others’ responses, can be particularly helpful for anyone who has a hard time getting out, can’ ...

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Connect with Others: Reach out to the “LLS Community”

Looking for a place to connect with others whose lives are affected by the same cancer? Wish you could keep up with the latest news and research and want some support? Sign up for LLS Community -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s new social network that provides education and support for patients, caregivers, and supporters. The newly launched online site has the familiar look and feel of modern social media sites, but offers more of an extended conversation and a wider sense o ...

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What I’ve Learned: Tips for Parents of Kids with ALL

    My daughter Mackenzie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January 2014. Despite being the most common form of childhood cancer that has a very prescribed protocol with better-than-most survival rates, the diagnosis petrified me. My nine-year-old had cancer. Nothing could have prepared me for all that would mean in the next two years, but there were a few things that helped my family navigate this new world. I share the following in hopes that ...

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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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