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Stories from people living with blood cancer, their family, carers, and friends; plus research and advocacy news.

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Making decisions about blood cancer and your fertility

Clinical psychologist Ela Sexton advises on a few steps you can take when considering blood cancer and fertility planning.

  • Lifestyle and living well
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Psychologist Ella Sexton

Fertility, family and blood cancer

Sage and Sophie had to quickly make decisions about fertility and whether to start their respective families in the future – all within days of receiving a blood cancer diagnosis.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Lifestyle and living well
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Sage and Milly holding baby Ziggy

From a cattle farmer and mother of three to an AML diagnosis: Regina’s story

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
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Talking Blood Cancer

Clinical trial for high-risk MDS tests new drug combination 

A Phase I investigator-driven clinical trial, which is ready to recruit its first participant, gives Australian patients with high-risk MDS access to two new oral drugs. 

  • Clinical trials
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Research
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Don had a stem cell transplant at 70 and says “exercise helped”

Don Hayes had an allogeneic stem cell transplant days before his 71st birthday.

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Research
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Supporting the advancement of science for Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia

Research to further scientific knowledge of the cause and treatment of the uncommon type of blood cancer, Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia (WM), is being co-funded by the Leukaemia Foundation. 

  • Other blood cancers
  • Research
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