The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
The Step by Step Guide is a planning tool that informs you of the resources available in the steps following your blood cancer diagnosis.
The Step by Step Guide covers a number of aspects of patient care management, from the initial diagnosis, through the treatment period, to remission.
The proposed resources are complementary to the care you will receive at your cancer centre.
These resources are provided by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) and by public health and recognized community service organizations.
The Step by Step Guide is also intended for those accompanying a person who has blood cancer.
By getting involved in your treatment plan and becoming an active member of your medical team, you can improve your well-being despite the difficulty of the situation.
Remember – everyone’s journey is different. This guide hopes to help you navigate your way through the process. A well-informed patient is his or her own best advocate and a physician’s ally.