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Eosinophil

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

First Connection Volunteer Training

I believe hope is the best thing I can give the people I am connected with through First Connection. I am able to share my experience, answer questions and help newly diagnosed patients to understand what they're feeling is normal.

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Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program VolunteerHave you survived a blood cancer? Did you stand alongside someone touched by the disease? 

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Donation: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that my donation to LLSC is a wise investment?
Is it secure to donate online?
I'd like to make a donation in someone's memory. Can the family be notified that I made a gift?
How do I use appreciated stock to make a charitable contribution?
Can I give anonymously?
Is my donation tax deductible?
I misplaced my tax receipt. How do I get another copy?
What is the LLSC Charitable Business Number?
Is LLSC a registered Canadian charity?
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Treatment

It's important that your doctor is experienced in treating patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) or works in consultation with an NHL specialist. This type of specialist is usually called a hematologist oncologist.

 

Types of Treatment

Doctors use several types of approaches and treatment combinations for NHL, some at different stages:

Chemotherapy and other drug therapy
Radiation therapy, usually combined with chemotherapy 
Stem cell transplantation 
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Treatment

Myelofibrosis (MF) is a chronic disease. It's important that your doctor is experienced in treating myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) or works in consultation with a hematology-oncologist who has experience treating MPN patients.

 
Types of MF Treatment

For MF patients who have symptoms, doctors use several types of treatment:

Chemotherapy and drug therapy  
Radiation therapy 
Splenectomy
Stem cell transplantation 
Your doctor may suggest that ...

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Tom

Life had been moving along swimmingly. Great family, amazing friends, an inner faith I could count on, and a healthy body that was still holding up on the softball diamond.

In the summer of 2014, I started noticing changes. At a cottage weekend, I noticed myself pausing after every log I split. When I couldn't even walk to the bus stop without heavy breaths, I knew something was amiss. I dropped into a walk-in clinic where blood work was done and a day later I received a call urging me t ...

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Eosinophil

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