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Strategies to Mindfully Address the Emotions of Cancer

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CLL Society Chief Medical Officer and CLL patient himself, Dr. Brian Koffman, was interviewed for an Everyday Health article on strategies to manage the emotional challenges that people often experience after being diagnosed with a cancer such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In the article, Dr. Koffman describes the emotions he felt during his initial diagnosis and the importance of having a strong support system to help you along your journey.

The article discusses the range of emotions that individuals can feel when receiving a cancer diagnosis. It promotes that finding support is crucial to help healthily address the emotions that can arise. The article also provides actions people can take to build a support system and grapple with difficult emotions.

For patients and care partners navigating a diagnosis of CLL / SLL (small lymphocytic lymphoma) and seeking to connect with others, CLL Society has CLL-specific support groups we invite you to join.

Explore CLL Society’s Mental and Physical Health page for more resources on caring for your mental and physical health when living with or caring for someone with CLL / SLL. Read the Everyday Health article Dr. Brian Koffman is featured in, How to Cope and Find Hope After a Cancer Diagnosis