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About Childhood Blood Cancer

photo: alex | leukemia survivorBecause of new and better therapies, blood cancer survival rates for children have improved significantly during the last several decades. In addition, doctors, nurses and researchers continue to search for the causes of childhood leukemia, lymphoma and MDS to develop even better treatments and tailor therapies to decrease toxic side effects. Social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and other health professionals are also working to understand how ...

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Sexuality and Intimacy

You may be concerned about how blood cancer and treatment will affect your current or future relationships and your sexuality. Sexuality refers to physical, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual factors. It includes self-image, body image, reproductive ability, emotional intimacy, sensual feelings and sexual functioning.

Sexuality-related concerns may arise from the physical aspects of your disease or treatment, as well as from emotional aspects. Anger, guilt or worry — about ...

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The mental health challenges of living with cancer during COVID-19

Article originally published on September 11 in the Globe & Mail

Mayra Husic in the meditation room and “healing space” she built in the back yard of her Montreal home.

When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered borders in March and forced Canadians inside their homes, Mayra Husic felt despondent. Her beloved yellow lab had recently died, and she found herself sleeping on the couch every night with her dachshund, grieving the loss. At the same time, the 51-year-old struggled to ...

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Clinical Trials

Taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice for some Hodgkin lymphoma patients. Clinical trials are under way to develop treatments for patients who are

Newly diagnosed
In remission and have refractory and relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma.

Today's standard treatments for cancer are based on earlier clinical trials. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society continues to invest funds in Hodgkin lymphoma research.

Clinical trials can involve new drugs, new com ...

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Refractory and Relapsed

Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

Some patients still have cancer cells in their bone marrow after Hodgkin lymphoma treatment. The term refractory Hodgkin lymphoma is used to describe a disease that doesn't go into remission (but may be stable) or that gets worse within six months of the last treatment.

If you have refractory Hodgkin lymphoma, you may undergo high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation.

 

Relapsed Hodgkin Lymphoma

If the lymphoma in your bone ma ...

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