I have a chronic blood cancer

When blood cancer does not go away

Cancer isn’t always a one-time event. Some cancers can be closely monitored and treated, but will not completely go away. They can be treated like a chronic illness, much like diabetes or heart disease. The cancer may be controlled or managed with treatment but it may not completely go away and stay away.

You are not alone.

Connect with a First Connection volunteer to learn about someone who has been through watch and wait or has adapted to a life with a blood cancer.

Experiences of others with a chronic blood cancer

Philippe Villemure      
Philippe Villemure
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It’s important not to isolate yourself, to go to peer support group meetings and to eat healthy and exercise.

Quebec City QC
Canada

Philippe Villemure      
Philippe Villemure
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It’s important not to isolate yourself, to go to peer support group meetings and to eat healthy and exercise.

Quebec City QC
Canada

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Kathy
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I discovered a support group for blood cancers. It was a great place to compare symptoms and find ways for managing stress, fatigue, fear and more. It was comforting to talk to others who were going through the same things.

Halifax NS
Canada

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Kathy
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I discovered a support group for blood cancers. It was a great place to compare symptoms and find ways for managing stress, fatigue, fear and more. It was comforting to talk to others who were going through the same things.

Halifax NS
Canada

Chronic or Slow Growing Blood Cancers