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Gaurav
Posted on Aug. 25, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
BumbleBee
Posted on Aug. 5, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
We are on our way to the beach and my wife is worried about getting in the ocean as she had CLL. Any advice or suggestion on this would be really appreciated.
SWAP2629
Posted on July 19, 2019, 9:44 p.m.
Hi I am fighter of ALL pls suggest what are the prevention need to take care in maintenance period...
April
Posted on July 17, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
When is platelet transfusion indicated in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?
paolollopez
Posted on July 13, 2019, 7:09 p.m.
Do I have fellow CML warriors here? 😬
Miller
Posted on July 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Hii, I recently met a cancer researcher and he told me to cut dairy products as it feeds cancer cells. Is it true?
LeukemiaCancerBro
Posted on July 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hello Community Members, Hope you are doing great. Recently, we came to know that most people here don't know from where to accept friend requests and read messages. So, we decided to post it her... read more
Ngidi
Posted on July 3, 2019, 10:06 a.m.
Has anyone had the vincristine infusion?
LeukemiaCancerBro
Posted on June 28, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
Being a cancer FIGHTER, there are always a lot of questions and doubts in our mind. And who can answer them better than a SURVIVOR. So all the FIGHTERS in the group can ask what's there in their m... read more
MattBarne
Posted on June 24, 2019, 5:50 p.m.
Thank you for adding me to this support community. I am fighting stage 4 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and was on rituximab for one year now. I will be continuing infusions for at least another year.

Welcome to our Leukemia Forum and Support Group

Join our Leukemia forum and support group to connect with other cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. In our discussion forum, you can share your feelings, experiences, personal stories, ask questions, and support others in their journey. 

In our Leukemia support group, you can instantly connect with survivors who can help you with words of wisdom, advice, and suggestions for your concern. Also, you can learn from their personal stories and experiences.

About Leukemia:

Leukemia is a type of cancer which starts developing the body’s blood forming tissues, including the bone marrow and lymphatic system. According to American Cancer Society, there will be approximately 61,780 new cases of leukemia in the United States [2019].

Risk factors:

  1. High levels of radiation. 
  2. Previous history of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
  3. Family cancer syndromes.
  4. Smoking

Symptoms:

  1. Fatigue and weakness. 
  2. Unexplained weight loss. 
  3. Easy bleeding or bruising.
  4. Recurrent nosebleeds. 
  5. Swollen lymph nodes.
  6. Frequent infections. 

Types of Leukemia

  1. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia: It is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. 

  2. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: It is the most common type of leukemia in adults. CLL starts developing in cells that become white blood cells in the bone marrow.  

  3. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: This type of cancer occurs when bone marrow starts producing excessive number of white blood cells called granulocytes. Gradually, bone marrow is crowded by those WBCs which interfere with the process of normal blood cell production. 

  4. Hairy Cell Leukemia: In this cancer, bone marrow produces too many lymphocytes.

 

Community Guidelines:

    1. If you are new to the community, then please introduce yourself to other members. In the Introduction post - you can share about your diagnosis, any experience or story, and what you expect from the support group. 
    2. If you want to stay anonymous, then please do not share any personal information anywhere in the website. You can read more about your privacy controls here
    3. Be kind to others and any use of foul or abusive language is strictly prohibited. 
    4. Do not spam the community with self promotional posts. 
    5. Do not spam other community members with excessive friend requests and personal messages. 
    6. Do not consider any information in the forum as medical opinion.

Read other community guidelines and terms and conditions here