COVID-19

COVID-19 Resource Centre

As a health organization, serving the blood cancer community remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and we understand these times brings special challenges for Canadians affected by a blood cancer.

As we navigate this new normal, we will continue to work with leading medical experts to better understand the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on Canadians affected by blood cancers.

As you know, what we learn about COVID-19 outbreak changes rapidly, and we’re doing everything we can to bring you the information you need to know to stay healthy and informed.

We have excellent resources on COVID-19 available that you can access from home like Frequently Asked Questions, a webcast with one of Canada’s leading experts on infectious diseases, and more. We also encourage you to access our other free support services, like our First Connection peer-to-peer telephone program, if you’re interested in speaking with someone who has been through a blood cancer experience.

It’s hard to navigate the unknown, but we’re here for you every step of the way. If you need support, our community support teams are available to take your calls. You can call us at 1-833-222-4884 or email us at AdminCanada@lls.org.

COVID-19 Resources

More COVID-19 Questions and Answers

The ways we need to live our lives in the midst of this global COVID-19 pandemic is changing daily as federal and provincial governments ask us to hunker down, schools and businesses are shutting down or moving to virtual settings. We continue to hear every day from Canadians affected by blood cancers about how they should navigate their treatment and care in this confusing time.  You asked and we’re respon...

Ten Self-Care Tips to Cope with Isolation and Stress

Whether you are self-quarantining or practicing social distancing, we all are adjusting to a new normal amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. As a person diagnosed with a blood cancer, you might be experiencing feelings of isolation, uncertainty and anxiety. As a caregiver, you might be feeling overwhelmed with navigating your loved one’s care while l...

COVID-19: Looking After your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Webcast Details
  COVID-19: Looking After your Mental Health and Wellbeing
  It’s a stressful time for everyone right now.  We reached out to Dr. Megan Rodway, clinical psychiatrist, who has agreed to walk you through what you can do right now to help optimize your mental and physical health during self-quarantine.  She offers specific tools to calm your mind and body, ...

COVID-19 and Cancer - What you Need to Know Now

Webcast Details COVID-19 and What you Need to Know Now: Mitigating the Spread and its Impact on Canadians Affected by a Blood Cancer In this webcast, Dr. Vinh provides a brief overview of COVID-19 and factors associated with risk of severe disease. He then answers selected questions from audience members. As the global community navigates this new normal, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada will co...

Helping Canadians Affected By a Blood Cancer Adjust to the New No...

Since we first learned of the rapid global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the situation continues to evolve at a dizzying pace. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada has been closely monitoring the fast-changing situation and we understand this is causing confusion and anxiety among the blood cancer community. We all are finding ourselves having to adapt quickly to the new normal. Even here at The Le...

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) and You...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is closely monitoring the developments on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and how it might impact Canadians affected by blood cancers. Some people in treatment may be worried about the supply of therapeutic drugs (such as Imbruvica or Ibrutinib) produced in China. Its manufacturer Pharmacyclics is closely monitoring the situation and at this time, does not ...