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Blood cancer information

Clear, reliable information for people living with blood cancer and their family members, friends, and health professionals.

Information on all types of blood cancer, as well as the blood cancer journey from diagnosis, to treatment, and beyond. There’s also information for carers and friends, and healthcare professionals.

Types of blood cancer

Blood cancer and disorder diagnosis, treatment, and side-effect information
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The blood cancer journey

Specific information depending on where you’re at
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Carers and friends

For carers, family, and friends
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For healthcare professionals

Resources and tools for doctors, nurses, and allied health
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Real stories

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“CAR-T could be my cure,” says Deborah

Delighted, really relieved, and excited was Deborah Sims’ response to her nine-month review following CAR T-cell therapy last year. 

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
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When the Sims family returned from the UK in March 2016

Yael’s 20 years with CLL have been “as good as it could be”

Yael Morris was very young – only 34 years old, 28 weeks pregnant, and living in Darwin – when she was diagnosed with CLL 20 years ago. 

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
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Yael and Noa playing in the leaves

Expert Series: Dr Piers Blombery on genetic testing

Dr Piers Blombery explains the basics of molecular testing which informs the treatment of blood cancer.   

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Research
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Dr Piers Blombery

Genetic testing for mutations critical for CLL patients pre-treatment

Dr Piers Blombery specialises in genetic testing and heads Australia’s largest haematology laboratory. 

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Research
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Review: three books on grief and loss

There are three books which Pauline Vedelago found helpful with her grief following the loss of her husband four years ago.

  • Grief and loss
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Coping with Grief landscape

Not having his dad here colours Hugh’s life: “it’s a little bit of everything”

There are times when Hugh McClure feels like screaming from the rooftop, so that everyone can know about the wonderful person that his dad was, and how much he misses him. 

  • Grief and loss
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Hugh with his dad on the Great Ocean Road in 2011