Adjusting to a New Normal

People often struggle to find their way through life beyond blood cancer. We’re here to help change that. When The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada spoke to hundreds of blood cancer survivors across Canada, most shared some experience of navigating a new normal. This includes concerns around finances, overcoming challenges with interpersonal relationships, returning to work after your cancer experience, or, if you care for someone with a blood cancer, shifting how you prioritize your own wellbeing. Your Life after Cancer offers tools and resources to help you navigate any challenges and thrive in this new chapter.

 

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How we can Support You

If you are trying to adjust to a new normal after cancer, you may benefit from speaking with someone who has had a similar experience. The same may be true if you are currently adapting to a chronic form of cancer or if you are a caregiver for someone with a blood cancer.  Your Community Services Manager can match you with a trained volunteer who has been touched firsthand by a blood cancer. Trained volunteer...

Finding a New Normal

If you find yourself searching for meaning and trying to find a new normal, you are not alone. Many survivors eventually find a meaningful way of living after a cancer experience, but need support to get there. We are here to provide you with support and resources as you adjust to your new normal.  

Going Back to Work or School

If you are planning to go back to work or school after a cancer diagnosis or have just returned, you may find it’s not as simple as clocking in. Learn how to cope with fatigue and brain fog and hear how others have navigated returning to previous responsibilities with a new mindset.   

Helping Friends and Family Communicate

Many blood cancer survivors have told us that the only other people who “get it” are other cancer survivors. When you are trying to relate and support your loved one, it’s important to remember that their cancer experience doesn’t end when their treatment is over. We talked to other survivors so they could share their communication tips with you.  

Finances After Cancer

We know that bills don’t stop because you have a blood cancer. Whether you are navigating maintenance drug costs, are not able to work or work full-time, or need some support with the necessities, we are committed to connecting you to the resources you need.  

Caregiving

Caring for someone with a blood cancer can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be exhausting physically and emotionally. It is important that you prioritize your own health, and we want to help you get there.