Below are a few links I’ve found throughout my research which contain great information on a variety of blood disorders, including Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Promyelotic Leukemia and childhood leukemias. Considering they are medical documentation, they are easier to understand than most I’ve found. Also a few pieces depicting my personal journey:
Updated January 7, 2019
I found this article in The Guardian, an independent newspaper out of the UK which discusses a new breakthrough in leukemia research. Professor Mel Greaves is working on a cocktail drink idea that may prevent children from developing leukemia after recently identifying it’s cause. Click here for the article.
Cure Today has launched in Canada! This magazine has been a long standing staple in providing the most up to date information on cancer research, patients stories and advice from trained professionals in the United States. As of January 2019, the very first issue was ublished in Canada and right out of the gate, they show no signs of slowing down. Here is a peek at Michelle’s story published in the very first edition – Finding Strength in Family
Am I Lucky? Dealing with Survivors Guilt After Cancer – An article written and published in the November/December 2018 edition of Coping with Cancer Magazine discusses the realities of survivors guilt and a loving reminder on how to cope.
Updated November 26, 2018
Canadian Cancer Society included an ad in the Globe & Mail today, congratulating the recipients of the Awards of Excellence in Cancer Research held downtown Toronto last week, with a couple of quotes from my speech! How cool! Thank you Canadian Cancer Society!
Updated November 22, 201
Canadian Cancer Society Awards of Excellence in Cancer Research – I had the honour of speaking at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Awards of Excellence in Cancer Research on November 21, 2018. It was such an incredible experience to be surrounded by such brilliance. This link is to my YouTube page where you can watch the whole speech including information on new research being done on aggressive blood cancers.
Updated September 21, 2018
The Spoon Theory – I’ve always used the analogy of my day to day struggle as a bank account. You need to put money in to have a balance and everything I do in a day is a withdrawal and the only thing that will keep me balanced is deposits. Deposits generally consist of rest, sleep and nutrition. Here a lovely young woman, Christine Miserandino, describes it as ‘The Spoon Theory’.
Updated August 8, 2018
Histidine Metabolism Boosts Cancer Therapy – This is a fascinating article written by Nature – International Journal of Science, which outlines the positive effect of an Alpha Amino Acid, called histidine, on the effectiveness of Methotrexate in cancer treatment. For those of you going through maintenance therapy, I highly recommend this read.
Onkopedia Guidelines – A great source of information on a few acute blood cancers as well as other diseases. Just enter the disease you are looking for in the search engine.
Early Mortality in Acute Promyeltocytic Leukemia: Potential Predictors – This is a study out of China which has some great information on a number or potential contributing factors in prognosis. It’s a little harder to read but a good source for googling terms to help gain clarity.
Below are a few links I’ve found throughout my research which contain great information on a variety of blood disorders, including Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Acute Promyelotic Leukemia. Considering they are medical documentation, they are easier to understand than most I’ve found: