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The impact of living with a chronic blood cancer

Danielle Hugo received life-changing news in 2008. The 53-year-old was diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a chronic blood cancer. Since then, she has endured numerous rounds of chemotherapy as well as a stem-cell transplant in an effort to treat her cancer. It’s taken a toll on her health, increased her stress and reduced her bank account. “My treatments are buying me time and prolonging my l...

When blood cancer affects fertility

Christina Law was 27 years old when her doctor told her the news. The newlywed had acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer of the bone marrow and blood that affects cell functions and blocks the production of normal cells. One of the first questions that popped up into Law’s mind was how treatment for the disease – which kills about 1,450 Canadians each year, according to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of ...

How a stem-cell transplant turned into a lifelong friendship

In 2006, Stephen Smith was a 26-year-old U.S. Air Force pilot stationed in California, when a colleague told him about a loved one who had been recently diagnosed with lymphoma. The fellow soldier was encouraging colleagues to sign up for the U.S. Department of Defenceʼs “Salute to Life” bone-marrow donor registry. So Smith, whose real name has been changed for security reasons, swabbed his cheek, popped it i...

When caregiving for a loved one can turn to burnout

Many Canadians who are caring for a sick or aging loved one can experience caregiver burnout, which occurs when the demands of the role result in the caregiver feeling physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. In June of 2018, Natasha Orlando’s world was flipped upside down when her youngest sister, Sarah, 31, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkinʼs lymphoma, a blood cancer that affects more than 36,000 Canadian...

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