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Eosinophil

A white blood cell that helps to fight some parasitic infections and participates in allergic responses.

Silver Linings of a Cancer Diagnosis

With special thanks to Cynthia Lank for contributing this article. She is the mother of a blood cancer survivor and volunteer for the Atlantic Regional office of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Cynthia is a member of the Light The Night Walk Volunteer Leadership Committee, a First Connection Volunteer and was instrumental in the development of the Nova Scotia Resource Guide.

A diagnosis of cancer is a devastating event. Regardless of the prognosis, it i ...

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Helping Siblings Cope

photo: alex | leukemia survivorWhen a child is diagnosed with cancer, everyone in his or her family is affected by the experience, including the child's brothers and sisters. Siblings can feel angry, anxious, lonely or sad. They may even feel guilty for being healthy or for resenting the attention their sibling is getting.

And although sibling reactions of some kind are inevitable, you can help by making sure they receive your attention. Give them the chance to talk about how the ...

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Mark Barrenechea

OpenText CEO & CTO
Co-Chair, Light the Night TorontoOn Living: Why I’m Walking in Light The Night

 

There are moments in life that reveal your nature. They challenge your perspective and leave you forever changed. That moment for me came on Valentine’s Day in 2015. After a busy day, I was overcome with exhaustion to the point where I couldn’t even walk. For the first time ever, I dialed 9-1-1. Those three numbers triggered a sequence of events that woul ...

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Peer support program update

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada ramps up virtual support services and its peer support program to meet demand and lessen fear and anxiety for people affected by a blood cancer 

Toronto, Ontario (September 1, 2021) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) – the single largest health agency dedicated to all blood cancers and a major funder of blood cancer research in the country – kicks off Blood Cancer Awareness Month today t ...

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Eosinophil

A white blood cell that helps to fight some parasitic infections and participates in allergic responses.