Max’s story: living well with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)
Max was 61 and leading an active life – cycling, swimming and running – when he was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). He was in remission for nine years after having chemotherapy and stem cells. When he relapsed, his only option was oral targeted therapy, which he’s been on since 2017.
Now Max is back on his bike and exercising three times a week. His message is simple “Enjoy family, enjoy life and appreciate everyday.” Max stays positive and whilst there might be ups and downs, he is living well and enjoying a great quality of life.
The Leukaemia Foundation is there to support people, like Max, with blood cancer and help them navigate that journey.
Remember, discussing treatment options for MCL with your haematologist is important to ensure you are on a treatment plan that works best for you. If you’re starting a new treatment plan it’s important to find a way that works for you to build a habit and stay compliant with treatment protocols – a diary, checklist, time of day – all help to keep you on track.
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