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Next week we will be holding a webchat with Cancer
Information Nurse Specialist Bill Carlin about leukaemia
Bill will be answering questions live in the chat room on
Tuesday 21 August from 6.30-7.30pm. Join us to ask about the different types of
leukaemia and lymphoma, about symptoms and treatment and about living with
these cancer types.
a cancer of the white blood cells. Different types include chronic myeloid,
acute myeloid, chronic lymphocytic and acute lymphocytic. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system,
which is made up of lymphatic organs such as bone marrow, the tonsils, the
thymus, the spleen and lymph nodes (sometimes called lymph glands). The two
main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Visit the chatroom to join the chat between 6.30-7.30pm.
If you’d like to ask a question, but you can’t make it to the
chat, post your question in the comments below and I’ll ask it for you. The
questions and answers will be published here on the Community News Blog after
I have T cell LGL leukeamia. Doctors all tell me this is very rare especially as I have low red cells, white cells and platelets. No one answers the question when I ask - how rare? or what does very rare mean? I need information (it helps me to cope) but I can't find much and don't know anyone else who has this condition that I could talk to. So - how rare is my condition and where do I find more information about it?
I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis - it must feel very isolating to know your cancer is so rare. I'll ask your question to Bill during the live chat on Tuesday and you'll be able to see his answer when the chat transcript is published here.
I had a email from you saying the live chat was the 23rd August,i take some blame for the fact that it does say Tuesday,but if you do see Sid,sorry Bill Carlin,please ask him if anything can be done for the pain in my neck shoulders etc and stiffness,i have CLL.
Sorry that you missed the chat, Brian. However, you can still ask your question to a nurse like Bill by calling our free Support Line on 0808 808 0000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm). Just ask to talk to a nurse specialist and they'll be happy to chat about your options for dealing with the pain and stiffness.
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