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By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 21, 2022

American Cancer Society Funds Pioneering Research in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, an observance recognized by health care institutions, advocacy organizations, patients and families around the world. While childhood cancer is rare, it is the leading cause of disease-related death past infancy in children and adolescents, according to the National Cancer Institute. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 7, 2022

Is a Blood or Marrow Transplant Right for You?

People with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may have a range of treatment options available to them, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. These options will vary depending on the patient’s ALL subtype, age, state of health and other prognostic factors. A patient’s cancer care team may also…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Cancer Support Community  |  Aug 24, 2022

Managing Side Effects of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment

As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC), including its Gilda’s Club affiliates, is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 27, 2022

Beyond the Cure: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivorship is a Journey

Childhood cancer survivorship is a journey. Survivors and their families need to be prepared for life after cancer, and the National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is committed to them every step of the way. Real World Health Care recently interviewed NCCS’s Jessica Cook, MSW, vice president of Patient & Family…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Feb 9, 2022

What is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Whom Does it Affect?

Leukemia is a blood cancer that affects red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. One type of leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) – also called acute lymphocytic leukemia and acute lymphoid leukemia – is a blood and bone marrow cancer that can affect both children and adults. In adults…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 10, 2021

Social Workers Helped Leukemia Patients Navigate Care during COVID Pandemic

Social workers play an important role in a leukemia patient’s care. As an integral part of a patient’s total care team, they look beyond a patient’s pathology and focus on the whole person to ensure they are cared for holistically and their psychosocial needs are met. “Here at Advent Health,…more.

Categories: COVID 19, Leukemia
By Patricia Koffman, Co-Founder and Communications Director, CLL Society  |  Sep 15, 2021

Are You Receiving the Best Possible Care for Your CLL?

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common adult blood cancer in the United States. There are approximately 178,000 patients currently living with CLL, and about 20,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The CLL Society understands that a diagnosis of CLL can be overwhelming, but the right care can make…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 1, 2021

Coping with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

A diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can leave patients and their loved ones feeling uncertain, anxious and overwhelmed. Patients have important treatment decisions to make, emotional concerns to manage, and insurance and financial paperwork to organize, among other practical concerns. One of the many sources of information and support…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Aug 18, 2021

Treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that usually gets worse slowly. It is one of the most common types of adult leukemia, often occurring during or after middle age. With CLL, the bone marrow makes too many of a type of white blood…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Aug 4, 2021

Understanding Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow and is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. With AML, the bone marrow (the center of the bone containing many blood vessels) makes abnormal white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets. Normally,…more.

Categories: Leukemia
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