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I had always thought that a cancer support group was probably useful for some, but definitely not for me. Since my diagnoses of CLL/SLL about 11 years ago, my sole interest has been in getting information, current trends in treatment, potential new drugs, clinical trials, and trial results.
Stephen Feldman, a fellow chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) thriver since his diagnosis in 2014, has been playing the guitar since he was a kid. For him, singing and playing music have always provided a soothing and healing experience. Although his consistency with playing has waxed and waned over the
Eight years ago this month, I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). My world turned upside down. I knew nothing about CLL but had to get smart on the subject. And I did this with the help of good doctors and organizations such as the CLL Society.
The purpose of this article is to share how to maintain a positive attitude through a cancer journey. Understand, this is one patient’s perspective. Having been an athlete my whole life, I realize the power of the mind. While I’m not able to change what’s happening to me inside