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Today my prostate cancer gets equal time with my other disease, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). My medical oncologist will determine through a blood test if I’m still in remission for CLL. 951 more words

Cancer

What's on the Horizon for CLL, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia?

I was diagnosed with CLL about four years ago. Since then, I’ve learned about the importance of clinical trials, shared decision making about treatment, and I’ve paid special attention to the types of resources and research that the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) provides. 344 more words

Joe Fournet

Hearing Only Our Quiet Breath

The man in the Radiation Oncology Waiting Room is smiling at me.

“Here for the five-day session or the full 44?” I ask without thinking. I haven’t seen him before. 883 more words

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Daydreams of Letting Go

Three back-lighted panels in the Radiation Room feature spires of pine trees and one white horse sipping from a mountain stream. As I write this, I seem to remember the scene as a video. 421 more words

Cancer

A Journal to Remind Us of the Possible

Do you keep a journal?

I tried, but gave up. I wanted to keep track of my doctor visits, my weight, and any side effects of the radiation and Eligard injections. 277 more words

Cancer

Ibrutinib Continues to Demonstrate Viability in Treatment of CLL

Based on the results of the first in-human clinical trial of ibrutinib in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) – conducted in 2010 at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and other centers – researchers led in part by Dr. 380 more words

Lymphoma News

CIRM-funded clinical trial takes a combination approach to treating deadly blood cancers

A diagnosis of cancer often means a tough road ahead, with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation used to try and kill the tumor. Even then, sometimes cancer cells manage to survive and return later, spreading throughout the body. 455 more words

CIRM Funded Research