Father and Son Battling Different Blood Cancers

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia patient advocate Abram Rosenthal talks about having cancer in several generations of his family including his mother and father, his son who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia and Abram himself with CLL. Watch as he shares his journey, and describes the different treatments used, clinical trial participation, and the importance of personal empowerment and support.

This town meeting is sponsored by Pharmacyclics LLC and Janssen Biotech, Inc. It is produced by Patient Power in partnership with The CLL Global Research Foundation, The US Oncology Network, Compass Oncology, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Key Takeaways

  • Family members can have different types of blood cancers that require different types of treatment.
  • Personal empowerment and support are important for maintaining vitality.
  • Having something you love and look forward to helps you stay positive.
This article was originally published January 28, 2020 and most recently updated February 20, 2020.
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