Hope and Self-Care After an ALL Diagnosis

“Nutrition, sleep, stress reduction…all of those things have been shown to affect outcomes,” says Dr. Patrick Brown, an acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) expert from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

He met with Patient Power Co-Founder Esther Schorr at the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition to discuss the importance of asking for help and prioritizing self-care if you or someone you love has received an ALL diagnosis. Dr. Brown also talks about cure rates and why there is reason to be hopeful. Watch now to learn more.

Key Takeaways

  • Maximize your support systems by taking advantage of the resources available to you.
  • Prioritize being healthy through balanced nutrition, getting enough sleep and managing stress.
  • Be hopeful—the cure rate for relapsed ALL has increased from 40% to over 60%, with potential for even higher rates in the future with increased optimization of existing therapies.
This article was originally published February 25, 2020 and most recently updated March 10, 2020.
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