Living with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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The goal of this program is to provide you as a person diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)—as well as your caregivers, family, and friends—with practical tools you can use in your daily life as you deal with your cancer diagnosis and treatment. This program, which was written by cancer survivors and healthcare professionals, can be helpful both to individuals newly diagnosed with CLL, as well as to anyone at any other stage of this illness.

After listening, you will better understand:

  • CLL diagnosis and basic treatment options
  • Side effects and symptom management
  • Coping with change
  • Information for caregivers

Download the Resource Booklet for Living with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (PDF)

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Introduction

Hear an in-depth explanation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and listen to Sam, a fellow survivor, talk about his experience of living with CLL. 

Understanding Your Treatment Options

Listen in on a support group and learn how a CLL diagnosis is confirmed and how it is treated. 


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Goals of Therapy

Hear Dr. Griffin talk through the different factors that affect treatment decisions. 


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Side Effects and Symptom Management

Hear Emily and Mark, oncology professionals, talk through the different side effects one might experience throughout treatment of CLL. Also, hear how many survivors recognize their symptoms and manage them. 


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Living With Uncertainty and Changes in Roles

Listen in on a support group and hear survivors recount the life changes they had to make and how it made them feel. 


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Coping Styles – Adapting to Your Illness

Hear Renee and Charlene talk through their difficulties and explain how they found the help they needed to adapt. 


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Information for Caregivers

Hear Stephanie talk through her experience of being the primary caregiver for her husband and her need to seek out support. 


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Conclusion

Review many of the important points of this program and learn about some additional resources for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. 


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