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Caring for your child diagnosed with a blood cancer can feel like your whole world is collapsing – but of course, collapsing is not an option for you. Spending time, as early as possible, on getting help with any mental health concerns is time well spent to strengthen your support of your child.
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Palliative care is appropriate for anyone with a serious illness such as blood cancer - regardless of their age, stage of disease, or prognosis. Palliative care is not limited to individuals with non-curative cancer. This type of care focusing on improving your quality of life, is sometimes called holistic care or whole–person centered care.
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In this "Innovation in Research" webcast recording, you will learn about the community of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses and their genes) living within our digestive tracts, known as the “gut microbiome,” and how it can play a role in blood cancer treatment and quality of life.
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A mother talks about how her world turned upside down when her 7-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a blood cancer. Already juggling work and family, becoming a caregiver on top of it all felt overwhelming to her. This mom's self-care took a back seat as she focused her energy on the care of her sick child.
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This video, told from the father's point of view, talks about the strains on himself, his wife, their child with cancer, and their other children.
He describes every hospital visit, every round of treatment as "a rollercoaster of hope and fear."
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Maura C. had recently returned to work after maternity leave when her daughter, then 15 months old, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and immediately admitted to the oncology ward. “This is a nightmare I’m not waking up from,” Maura thought over the 5 months her toddler was in the hospital. She says she and her husband moved from their initial…
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You or your loved one has been diagnosed with a type of blood cancer. You will be making important decisions with your healthcare team.
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If you are affected by a blood cancer, you want your voice to be heard and your health care needs to be met. Ryan Clarke, Senior Vice-President, Advocacy & PR at CRG-Eversana Canada Inc, speaks about the importance of self-advocacy and will share tips on how to be an effective advocate when working with your medical team.
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To understand blood cancers, you need to know where the three types of cells in the blood come from and where they go: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
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The emotional cost of caregiving when a loved one has a blood cancer is no small matter – as Saskatchewan’s Lori Galbraith can attest. The mother of four was the caregiver of her husband Jim, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and underwent a stem cell transplant.

“The hardest part was providing positive emotional support [to…