Jackie had been walking up the same hill for 30 years and suddenly couldn’t get up it without stopping – that’s when she saw her GP and got the news she had leukaemia.
Larissa was diagnosed eight years ago, at the age of 67, with CLL. She had no symptoms and started down the road of an anxious ‘wait and see’ period.
It was a shock when Julie was diagnosed with CLL 17 years ago. She didn’t need treatment at the time and was on ‘wait and see’ for 11 years.
Geoff has led an active life running marathons and playing AFL. At 57 his GP in Kalgoorlie gave him the unexpected news, he had stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).
A simple mosquito bite and unexplained swelling led to a trip to the GP for Leigh, soon after she was diagnosed with CLL at the age of 25.
In May 2007, Wayne was diagnosed with CLL at the age of 55. It was a shock, but for him life carried on more or less as normal as his haematologist put him on ‘watch and wait’.
Max was 61 and leading an active life – cycling, swimming and running – when he was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) in 2007.