Are Leukemia and Lymphoma the Same Thing?

Some types of cancer have similarities and this is especially true of leukemia and lymphoma. Both are forms of blood cancer and both involve white blood cells, but the problems that each disease can cause are very different.

How a New Pill Can ‘Melt Away’ Your Leukemia Cells

A pill that “melts away” cancer cells may replace chemotherapy often used to treat relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the drug, idelalisib (Zydelig™), to treat CLL.  In a recent study of the drug, researchers found that it was effective in treating patients with CLL. The study used this pill along with another … Read More

Understanding Blau Syndrome

After spending 19 months desperately seeking a diagnosis for her infant son Brody, Lisa Moreno-Dickinson knew she couldn’t stop there. She also needed to help others in the same situation. “When Brody was born, everything seemed normal,” recalls Ms. Moreno-Dickinson. “Now I realize he was in pain from day one.” A baby’s scary symptoms At … Read More

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