The number of leukemia patients and survivors is growing. This review summarizes what is known regarding the health related quality of life (HRQOL) and medical complications associated with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) disease and treatment and highlights understudied aspects of adult AML survivorship care, and potential novel areas for intervention. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Over the years, many of our patients have shared their stories with us at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance so that we may share them with you. Displaying 10 of 12 stories. Katie Collier, UW basketball star and acute promyelocytic leukemia survivor, is grateful to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. View Story. A blood cancer diagnosis can be life-changing, not just for the patient but for the family and friends who love them. Read their stories here.
Bio: I'm a 27 year-old survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). I was diagnosed in October 2009 after presenting to the E.R. with Flu-like symptoms. I never imagined a cancer diagnosis who does? To make a long story short, the road has been difficult to navigate and is most definitely the hardest thing I have had to deal with. Acute lymphocytic (or lymphoblastic) leukemia is sometimes called ALL. It starts in the bone marrow where blood cells are made. It is more common in children than in adults. Learn about the risk factors for acute lymphocytic leukemia and if there are things you might be able to do to help lower your.