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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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Tziona Lugasi, clinical psychologist in the hemato-oncology department at CHU Sainte-Justine, talks about the impact of cancer on children, teens and their parents, and the transition from pediatric care to adult health care.
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Your treatment for cancer can cause dental and oral (mouth) complications. Complications are medical problems that happen as a result of a procedure, treatment, or illness. They affect one third of people who go through cancer treatment. Dental and oral health refer to the well-being of your entire mouth. This includes your teeth, gums, the lining of your…
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Learn about Myeloma, how it is diagnosed, an overview of treatments and what happens next.
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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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Get an overview of tests for blood cancers; understand what different lab and imaging tests are used for; learn about the healthcare professionals who do these tests; and how to prepare for tests.
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This type of leukemia affects larger lymphocytes, with granules (small grains) that are visible. It can develop slowly (chronic) or progress quickly (aggressive), and affects both men and women, average age of 60 years.
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Loss of appetite is a common side effect of cancer and your treatment. This means you may not feel hungry, not want to eat, or have no taste for food. It can lead to weight loss that could negatively impact your health and quality of life. It’s important to eat well during your cancer treatment so you don’t experience malnutrition.
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B-PLL is a rare and often aggressive cancer. B-PLL often evolves from a more slow-growing B-cell cancer such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). It’s a type of PLL with cells that are large; these cells are not normally found in the blood.
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B-cell ALL is a sub-type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). About 88% of children with ALL, and 75% of adults with ALL, have B-cell ALL. It is a fast-growing (aggressive) type of blood cancer.