The month of September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and September 15 was World Lymphoma Awareness Day.
As chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) is both a leukemia and lymphoma, this is a big month for us.
This is our month to increase awareness and support for those with blood cancers.
What can we patients and caregivers do to help? Plenty.
- Write about your CLL journey for our newsletter. Email us at Support@CLLSociety.org and we can hold your hand you with the process. You will be glad you did and will be helping others by sharing your experience.
- Use social media to spread the word about the many tragic unmet needs for those with CLL and other blood cancers and the resources to help.
- Advocate for more government support of blood cancer research. Here is a link to AACR (American Assoc. of Cancer Research) page that makes it easy for you to support cancer research in general.
- Tell your friends about the CLL Society and the other great blood cancer charities and the work being done and that needs to be done.
- Support your favorite blood cancer charity.
We are all in this together
Brian Koffman, MD 9-19-17