Living with Leukemia, Lymphoma, or Myeloma
From Karen Raymaakers, former About.com Guide
- Emotional Issues
- Managing Side Effects of Leukemia and Lymphoma Treatment
- Treatment Response and Survival
- Issues for Survivors
Coping is the way in which you deal with your cancer. It does not mean that you have to hopelessly accept your cancer, or be positive about your diagnosis. Coping means managing the diagnosis, and finding the strength and resources to take control of how you live with your disease.
Managing Side Effects of Leukemia and Lymphoma Treatment
Side effects from the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma can range from mildly irritating to distressing. Many patients feel that side effects are a necessary evil, and all part of the cancer experience. While some side effects are inevitable, many can be managed with some simple interventions.
- Managing Side Effects From Leukemia and Lymphoma Treatment
- Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting
- Hair Loss During Treatment
- Mouth Care for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Patient
- Treatment Related Diarrhea
- Treatment-Related Constipation
- How to Manage Itchy Skin
- Skin Reactions During Radiation Treatment
- Effects on Your Sex Life
- Sex Life and Blood Cancers
- Blood Transfusions for Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients
- Living With Low White Blood Cells
- Living with Low Platelets
Treatment Response and Survival
Once your treatment is over, the oncologist assesses the response to treatment using a number of measures. The terms used can be difficult to understand. So can the terms used to describe the chances of survival. Here is a simple guide to response and survival terminology.
- Understanding Remission, Cure and Relapse
- Terms Used for Response Assessment
- Understanding Terms Used to Describe Survival
Issues for Survivors
For those who win their initial battle against leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma, there begins a new life of hope. But cancer and its treatment leaves behind many questions and numerous long-standing effects. Here are some common issues for lymphoma survivors.