Posts tagged “Leukemia”

Myths About Leukemia and Lymphoma

by Jane Ashley

Leukemia — a type of cancer that affects blood and bone marrow.

Survival Rates Continue To Rise

Lymphoma — a cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes.

There are many myths and misconceptions about leukemia and lymphoma. If we are diagnosed with either of these blood cancers, we might be confused because of “things” we’ve heard. We’re going to look at some common misconceptions about leukemia and lymphoma and help to set the record straight.

MYTH: Leukemia only occurs in...

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Sorting Through The Confusion Over Leukemia Types

by Jane Ashley

Are you confused about leukemia? Patients and their families may be confused by their “official” diagnosis because it is contains three words and is often referred to by its acronym (an abbreviation of the first letters of the words in the name of an organization or disease – for example, NASA, ATM or COPD).

Leukemia Is Cancer Of White Blood Cells

What is Leukemia?

Leukemia is kind of cancer that originates in our bone marrow, causing abnormal white cells to be produced. Our bone marrow (the spongy, red tissue in our large...

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Still Fighting CLL After 12 Years and Still on Top

by GregP_WN

"Still_Fighting" is a 12-year survivor of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), although she is still on maintenance treatments, and likely will be for the rest of her life, she says she is still doing well and living her life. Take a look at her story, and drop by her Homepage at WhatNext and giver her a big CONGRATULATIONS for staying on top in her fight. In this guest blog post, she details her fight with CLL.

Still Fighting Cll After 12 Years

I really didn't have any indications that I had CLL that I was aware of or my...

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