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Susan

When I was first diagnosed as Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Burkett’s, shock was the only emotion I felt at the time.  Not only did I think I was a healthy and vibrant woman just two weeks prior, my cancer was so aggressive that I was Stage IV as it had gotten into my bone marrow.  Once the shock wore off, all I could do is fight.  Fight for my life that was quickly deteriorating.  I was almost ready to say my goodbyes to friends and family but something inside me told me n ...

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Community Engagement Manager – Ontario Region

MISSION FIRST

Improving the lives of people affected by blood cancers is the responsibility of everyone at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). This mission guides all decision making, regardless of job function. Understanding and addressing the needs of people affected by blood cancers is fundamental to who we are and what we do. We are mission driven: 

dedicated to serving the blood cancer community
committed to learning about blood cancers, LL ...

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Joanne

It is not possible to put into adequate words the amount of support I drew from my family during my cancer experience. The day I was diagnosed, my Mom and I were doing our Christmas shopping at Yorkdale (as is our tradition, we take one day off and do ALL the shopping for everyone in one day!) I hadn't been feeling well for a while, despite repeated doctors visits and tests, so we cut our adventure short and I went to the doctors yet again. I was sent for x-rays that afternoon, and thankful ...

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Refractory and Relapsed

Some patients' cancer does not respond to treatment. This is called refractory myeloma.

Some patients' cancer returns after a successful course of treatment. This is called a relapse.

Almost all myeloma patients will experience relapse (the cancer returns after a successful course of treatment) and/or the disease will become refractory (the cancer does not respond to treatment). In some instances, the drug or combination of drugs that the patient had a good response to initi ...

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Relapsed and Refractory

Some patients still have ALL cells in their bone marrow after treatment. This is called refractory leukemia. Some patients have a return of ALL cells in the marrow and a decrease in normal blood cells after remission. This is called a relapse.

 

Relapsed Leukemia

If you have relapsed ALL, you may be given more chemotherapy with the same or different drugs used previously during your treatment. Some patients may also have a stem cell transplantation or be a part of a clini ...

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