Living with blood cancer

Living with blood cancer

Living with blood cancer

Children and blood cancer

Children and blood cancer

Discussing blood cancer with a child can be a difficult thing to do.

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Cooking for Chemo

A tasty cooking demo giving patients simple & nutritious recipes.

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Pregnancy with a blood cancer

A diagnosis of a blood cancer or blood disorder during pregnancy can pose many challenges.

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Travel and blood cancer

Travel and a blood cancer

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.

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Returning to work after blood cancer

There are a few things you should consider before returning to work after blood cancer.

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Palliative care

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.

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Carers hub

Information for carers about the support and services available to them.

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Family Matters

Family matters

Families can be impacted in a variety of ways by a blood cancer diagnosis.

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Adolescents and young adults with blood cancer

Being told you have cancer at any time isn’t great but at a younger age it can come as a massive shock.

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Getting your life in order

Getting your life in order

Many financial, legal and practical matters may come up following a diagnosis – these resources can help.

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Questions to ask your doctor

You may find this list of suggested questions to ask useful during appointments.

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After diagnosis

The shock of a diagnosis is quickly replaced by the reality of your situation and what you need to do next.

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Getting support

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.

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Providing support for those with a blood cancer

These tips may help you provide support to someone with a blood cancer.

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Life after treatment

After treatment, significant adjustments often need to be made to re-adjust to your life.

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Further resources

These websites may be useful further sources of cancer information and support.

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Financial and practical matters

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. 

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Sexuality and intimacy

Rest assured that many people have the same questions you do about sexuality and intimacy, and blood cancer.

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Supporting survivors

The Leukaemia Foundation is committed to caring for blood cancer survivors with specialist support and advice.

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Fertility support

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.

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