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World Blood Cancer Day 2019

May 28 is World Blood Cancer Day! This day seeks to raise awareness about blood cancers and to show support for all people and families dealing with blood cancer around the globe.

This World Blood Cancer Day, we want to hear about YOU, our amazing community.

Diagnosis & treatment journey

Blood cancers aren’t always obvious and it can sometimes take time to receive a diagnosis. Some members of our community were recently diagnosed, while others have been living with blood cancer for years.

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Treatment for blood cancer can take many forms. From watchful waiting to chemotherapy and immunotherapy to stem cell transplant, people with blood cancer and their loved ones are often faced with treatment decisions that can feel daunting.

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Finding sources of support

Whether you are newly diagnosed, actively in treatment, or have been in remission for a while, living with blood cancer isn’t easy. Support can come in many forms and styles. Some people connect with family and friends or a religious/spiritual leader to cope with the challenges of living with blood cancers. Others find relief and relaxation in exercise or other physical activities. It can sometimes be hard for others to understand what you’re going through, so support groups or online communities like ours can play an important role in managing your emotional and mental health.

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Raising awareness about blood cancer

Sharing your story, as a patient, caregiver, or advocate, is a powerful way to raise awareness about blood cancers and to show others battling blood cancer that they are not alone.

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  • jacquelyn
    3 weeks ago

    I had an oncologist appointment on May 28. My numbers were down and I am still watching and waiting.

    I think that was a good way to celebrate World Cancer Day.

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    3 weeks ago

    @jacquelyn That is wonderful news! Continue to celebrate, Best!

  • Doreen Hribar moderator
    3 weeks ago

    Jacquelyn,
    Great news and a great way to celebrate!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Sending you all my best as you continue to watch and wait.
    Warmly,
    Doreen (Blood-Cancer.com Team)

  • Ann Harper moderator
    4 weeks ago

    Bringing awareness to everyone is so important. Thank you for this site. It offers social and emotional support as well as a lot of information.

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    4 weeks ago

    This is another reason why blood cancers should be given more attention. I saw one social media post and this regarding World Blood Cancer Day. We need to do a national commercial or something. Many people are suffering yet not a lot of talk in the mainstream. SMH

  • Ann Harper moderator
    4 weeks ago

    That’s s great idea!

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    4 weeks ago

    Yep, Let’s see what the future holds on that!

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