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Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation (LF) is the only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders to survive and live a better quality of life.

Each year, Leukaemia Foundation (LF) helps more than 750 families from regional and rural Australia by providing free accommodation to access life-saving treatment at major hospitals and a transport service helping thousands get to their medical appointments.

LF also provides counselling, patient information, education, support programs and financial assistance to help the 60,000 Australians currently living with a blood cancer and is committed to research that improve health outcomes for the future.

The Leukaemia Foundation has two primary objectives, to:

  1. support people living with blood cancer and their families through the provision of free services, information, education and resources to help their quality of life
  2. conduct or foster ground-breaking research into the cause, cure, therapy and/or effects of blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood diseases like myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).

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Sources of Stem Cell Transplants

Strictly speaking, a peripheral blood stem cell transplant (PBSCT) refers to the use of blood stem cells which have been collected from the blood stream (i.e. peripheral) while a bone marrow transplant (BMT) refers to the use of blood stem cells collected directly from the bone marrow. Stem cells can also be collected

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Adolescents and young adults with blood cancer | Leukaemia Foundation

Being told you have cancer at any time isn't great but at a younger age it can come as a massive shock.

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Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

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Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells that usually arises in the bone marrow and develops when these cells undergo a cancerous change.

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Leukaemia | Leukaemia Foundation

Reliable and expert information about leukaemia, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, including all forms of acute leukaemia and chronic leukaemia.

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Biphenotypic leukaemia | Leukaemia Foundation

Biphenotypic acute leukaemia (BAL) is a mixture of both types of acute leukaemias, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

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Childhood Blood Cancer

Childhood Blood Cancer is a group of cancers that develop in the blood of children. Advances are continually being made for treating blood cancer.

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Side-effects of myeloma treatment | Leukaemia Foundation

All treatments can cause side-effects. However, the type and severity will vary between individuals, depending on the type of treatment used and how an individual responds to it. In general, more intensive treatment is associated with more severe side-effects. It is important to report any symptoms you are having to

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Bisphosphonates | Leukaemia Foundation

Myeloma bone disease is the most common symptom of myeloma. Bisphosphonates are drugs that are used to strengthen and protect the bones in various conditions.

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Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Myelodysplastic Syndromes is a cancer that affects the production of normal blood cells in the bone marrow.

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