Blindsided by a Second Cancer

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Topics include: Living Well | Mental and Emotional Well-Being and Patient Stories

The shock of developing a second cancer after surviving the first can leave patients feeling blindsided and fearful. How can patients cope with facing a second cancer diagnosis? What lessons learned from the first can be applied to this new treatment journey? Patient advocate and Patient Power host Carol Preston shares her first-hand experience with a second cancer—a sarcoma unrelated to her original chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) diagnosis in 2006. 

Carol discusses her initial emotional reaction, how treatment decision making is different after acquiring a second cancer and shares valuable resources she encourages other patients to seek out. Tune in to find out more.

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