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Discussing blood cancer with a child can be a difficult thing to do.
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A diagnosis of a blood cancer or blood disorder during pregnancy can pose many challenges.
While travel isn’t advisable for some treatment plans and conditions, it can be possible with a little extra planning and by taking some factors into consideration.
While palliative care is often provided at the end of life it can also be provided at any time for a person with a life-threatening illness.
Families can be impacted in a variety of ways by a blood cancer diagnosis.
Being told you have cancer at any time isn’t great but at a younger age it can come as a massive shock.
Many financial, legal and practical matters may come up following a diagnosis – these resources can help.
You may find this list of suggested questions to ask useful during appointments.
The shock of a diagnosis is quickly replaced by the reality of your situation and what you need to do next.
It is important that you get support when you need it, whether it’s from a friend, a relative, or a Leukaemia Foundation staff member.
These tips may help you provide support to someone with a blood cancer.
After treatment, significant adjustments often need to be made to re-adjust to your life.
These websites may be useful further sources of cancer information and support.
When a family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder, it can have a devastating effect on the family’s way of life and financial situation.
Rest assured that many people have the same questions you do about sexuality and intimacy, and blood cancer.
The Leukaemia Foundation is committed to caring for blood cancer survivors with specialist support and advice.
It is very important that you discuss any questions or concerns you might have regarding your future fertility with your doctor if possible before you commence treatment.