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Lisa Velasco

Lisa Velasco

Living with CML

Lisa Velasco, 42, of Jefferson, Ga., was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in 2005. A native of Puerto Rico, wife, and mother of two, Velasco obtained a management degree at Pontifical University of Puerto Rico and works as a production supervisor. She has lived in the US for 19 years and was the first person in her family to be diagnosed with cancer. Velasco says getting the right medical treatment and the information needed to manage her condition has been very important. She now looks forward to a long life with her husband, Angel, and their children, Michael, 17 and Alex, 12, with her CML well managed thanks to daily targeted medication. 

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