Patient Stories

Life With CLL: Overcoming Initial Diagnosis Panic

A cancer diagnosis is often overwhelming and unexpected. How can people move beyond the initial shock? Watch now to hear expert Purva Lad and CLL patient Wesley Bishop share strategies for the first phase of coping.

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Wesley Bishop: You Must Have Hope

CLL patient advocate Wesley Bishop shares his experience being diagnosed with an aggressive form of CLL, why he remains positive and advice for other patients fighting the disease.

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Taking Back Control: How I Became an Empowered Patient

Patient advocate Carol Preston speaks with a panel of five other patients about ways they actively participate in their care, how to stay informed and the insight gained from their unique journeys with CLL.

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Top 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Doctor Appointments

How can patients arrive prepared and feel accomplished after a doctor’s visit? CLL patient and advocate, Michele Nadeem-Baker shares her top 5 tips for making the most out of appointments.

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David’s Story: Taking Back Control During Watch and Wait

For some patients, watch and wait turns into “watch and worry”. When will I start treatment? How long will this go on? Patient advocate, David, shares ways CLL patients can take back control and come to terms with their condition.

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Samantha’s Story: Finding CLL Community in Unexpected Places

After living with CLL for over eight years, patient advocate Samantha shares her experience meeting another CLL patient for the first time in Ecuador and the impact of connecting with others.

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Blindsided by a Second Cancer

How can patients cope with facing a second cancer? What lessons learned from the first can be applied to this new treatment journey? Watch now to find out first-hand from patient advocate Carol Preston.

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Michele Nadeem-Baker: Why Testing Is So Important

Michele Nadeem-Baker shares her journey with CLL testing, why CLL testing is essential to treatment and why it’s important to see a CLL specialist.

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A Family Affair: How a Strong Support System Can Benefit Everyone Involved

Developing a strong support system is vital for everyone involved in the journey with cancer. How can family and friends help improve health outcomes? Watch now to find out.

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Page last updated on November 7, 2013