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Adapting to life with blood cancer can be challenging.2 After diagnosis, in active surveillance (“watch-and-wait”) or during treatment, you may experience physical and emotional changes that affect your daily life.1-3

Living with blood cancer and/or its treatment can affect not only the lives of those with the disease, but also the lives of the caregivers, who provide valuable physical and/or emotional support.2 Reviewing suggestions for managing work while living with blood cancer or caring for yourself or a loved one can help you navigate the process together.

In addition to reviewing these resources, talk to your healthcare provider about your mental health and consider seeking support from a trained professional, as needed.


  1. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Anxiety and depression. Accessed February 2023. 
  2. Cancer.Net. Living with cancer while receiving long-term treatment. Accessed February 2023.
  3. Cancer.Net. Leukemia – chronic lymphocytic – CLL: Symptoms and Signs. Accessed February 2023.
  4. Leukaemia Foundation. Mental Health. Accessed February 2023.
  5. City of Hope. Wellness. Accessed February 2023.
  6. National Cancer Institute. Support for Caregivers of Cancer Patients. Accessed February 2023.