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Helping Kids With Cancer Thrive

Julian Castaneda shares his journey with leukemia and the founding of his nonprofit, Bags of Love Foundation. Photo Courtesy of Julian CastanedaMeet...

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Prognosis and Outlook

CLL has a five-year survival rate of around 83%, which is higher than many other cancers, although it drops to under 70% in those over 75. Chronic...

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Symptoms of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia may have few symptoms early on, but some common symptoms include fatigue, weakness, fever, night sweats, and more....

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Causes and Risk Factors of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Not much is known about what causes CLL. However, experts have identified a few potential risk factors. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type...

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How Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Is Diagnosed

Many people find out they have chronic lymphocytic leukemia after a routine blood test. Doctors confirm a diagnosis using blood and other tests....

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia vs. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia are similar in symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. However, they affect different...

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Should You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine If You Have CLL?

People with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have shown impaired responses to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s what to know. Chronic...

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survival Rates and Outlook

Acute myeloid leukemia survival rates and outlook vary greatly and are affected by age, AML type, and response to treatment. A diagnosis of acute...

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Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia Hereditary?

Acute myeloid leukemia is not usually hereditary, but the rare subtype familial AML or inherited AML does occur more often in families. If you or a...

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What to Know About Leukemia Rash

Leukemia and its associated treatments may cause skin-related side effects. Leukemia rash may look like tiny red spots, bruising, and petechiae....

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What to Eat When You Have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia?

A healthy balanced diet may help support your health during the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Use these nutrition tips during treatment....

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia vs. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: What Are the Differences?

Though chronic myeloid leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia have similarities, they also have several important differences. Chronic myeloid...

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Treatment for Relapsed or Refractory Disease

See what to know about treating relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia, including chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation and targeted...

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What Is Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease?

Chronic graft-versus-host disease occurs if immune cells from a bone marrow transplant attack the recipient's body, causing skin, eye, lung, and...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Genetics play a major role in graft-versus-host disease if the transplant donor and recipient aren't an identical match. Other risk factors can...

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AML vs. CML: What Are the Differences?

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) develops rapidly, but it could take years for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) symptoms to start. Learn about the...

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What Is Engraftment Syndrome?

Engraftment syndrome is one of the possible complications following a bone marrow transplant, also called a hematopoietic stem cell transplant....

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How Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Is Staged

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of the most common types of leukemia. Its prognosis can be determined using Rai or Binet staging systems....

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The Effect of Stress on Blood Cancers

Learn how stress can affect blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma and how you can manage it. If you have a blood cancer such as leukemia or...

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Living With Leukemia

While leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, it also affects older adults, especially over age 60. Learn to cope with daily life, no matter...

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Leukemia Diagnosis

Leukemia can often mimic other diseases, so your doctor may need to run several tests to confirm a diagnosis. Learn what to expect and how to prepare.

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Leukemia Causes and Risk Factors

You can't change age or genetics, but you can stay informed and make healthier choices. Learn how causes and risk factors vary by each type of...

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Leukemia Treatment

From chemotherapy to biologic therapy, treatment for leukemia depends on type. Learn what you need to know to navigate choices and be active in your...

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Event-Free Survival (EFS) After Treatment

Event-free survival (EFS) is a term that is sometimes used in reports of therapies related to cancer treatment. Learn what it means and what it does....

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What Is Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML)?

Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), cancer that begins in the bone marrow. Chronic...

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Leukemia

Leukemia is a group of blood-related cancers that affect white blood cell replication in the bone marrow. Reviewed by a board-certified oncologist.

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Disease-Free Survival (DFS) Overview

Disease-free survival (DFS) is a very commonly used term used to describe the results of cancer treatments. Learn what it means. Disease-free...

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Drug Products Containing Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)

Learn which drug products contain acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin or ASA) so you can avoid these if needed during treatment for leukemia or lymphoma....

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