Top Tips for CLL Patients From CLL Patients

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For newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, or those considering next steps on their treatment journey, it may be beneficial to hear from others who have ventured down a similar path. During this CLL Patient Café, a panel of patients, including Patient Power host and advocate Carol Preston, Sherry, Sue, Neal, Catherine and Dave, pass along valuable advice to help others navigate their own journey with cancer. Watch now to learn about coping strategies, second opinions and making treatment decisions, dealing with fatigue, spiritual strength and more.

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Carol Preston:

So let's start with, Neal, If you had one tip to pass along to other patients what, would you say?  

Sherry, how about you? What's a tip that you can pass along? 

I just want to add we can't expect people to understand exactly what we're going through, but hopefully the people we do hang out with can say things like, listen, I can't imagine what you're going through but I can drive you.  I can fix a meal for you.  I can take a walk with you.  I can go to the gym with you.  We can go to a movie together.  Boy, those are all the things that have helped me in my life and I suspect all of yours as well.   

So let's round this out with Sue and Cathy with your tips for the day.  Sue?  

Carol Preston:

Okay.  Cathy, you get the last word here.  

Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of our sponsors, contributors, partners or Patient Power. Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor. That’s how you’ll get care that’s most appropriate for you.

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