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Patient Perspective: Coping With a CLL Diagnosis During the Holidays

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Published on December 17, 2018

Although there is never a convenient time to be diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), holidays can make it especially difficult for patients and families. How can patients cope? Patient advocate Carol Preston shares her experience and emotional reaction to CLL diagnosis and then going through relapse during holidays to help others not feel alone in what can be a stressful time for many. 

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Transcript | Patient Perspective: Coping With a CLL Diagnosis During the Holidays

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Andrew Schorr:

So compounding the fear of this word "leukemia" and the disease about which I had never heard was the fact that people were hard to reach to move forward.  So that in itself becomes very frightening, from my perspective. 

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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