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Dr. Allison J. Applebaum, Associate Attending Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), and Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College provided us with important statistics about caregivers that we are sharing with you below.
By Nancy Simpson – “Supporter, Researcher, Cheerleader” My husband has CLL. One day he was fit and healthy. The next, he was not. At age 64 he was diagnosed with CLL. As with most diagnoses, this came as a complete surprise nearly 10 years ago. I can’t stand the
By Victoria Yasova – Caregiver It was five summers ago when we found out my husband had blood cancer, the kind for which we must “wait and watch”. As two people who always plan ahead and prefer to take care of things right away, the waiting without a plan
By Pamela Zeiler – Patient My story begins in June 2014.  Within days after my daughter’s graduation from nursing school and my husband’s discharge from the hospital, I became very ill with C. Diff (clostridium difficile) colitis. Lab results indicated the presence of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, a diagnosis bringing total