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Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation 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.

For over 40 years, the Leukaemia Foundation has supported and advocated for people living with blood cancer in Australia. Leukaemia Foundation are looking forward to leading a new era of change for the Australian blood cancer community by partnering with industry, government, medical professionals and everyday Australians to realise the goal of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.

Vision and mission

The Leukaemia Foundation’s big goal is to make sure zero lives are lost to blood cancer by 2035.

How the Leukaemia Foundation can help

Information

  • provide credible information and resources about blood cancer, treatments, clinical trials and how people can live well after treatment.
  • help empower patients to talk to their haematologist and deal with the healthcare system.
  • provide information on financial, practical and other government support available to people.

Treatment

  • work with the blood cancer community to ensure people have equitable access to best-practice treatments so more people survive blood cancer and then live well.
  • advocate for change in the healthcare system so people can get access to the latest diagnostics, clinical trials and new drugs.
  • accelerate research across all types of blood cancer.

Care

The Leukaemia Foundation provides people living with blood cancer, their families and carers access to supportive care, including:

  • accommodation
  • transport
  • emotional and practical support
  • health and wellbeing
  • grief support
  • peer support groups

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Last reviewed: August 2020

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Diet and nutrition - Leukaemia Foundation

Food safety Listen Food safety is important for everyone, but when you are living with cancer, it is even more important

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Side effects of AML treatment - Leukaemia Foundation

Side effects of AML treatment Listen When to contact your doctor or hospital As a general rule, while you are having treatment you will need to contact your doctor or hospital immediately if you experience any of the following: a temperature of 38oC or higher (even if it returns to normal) and/or an episode of uncontrolled shivering (a rigor) bleeding or bruising, for example blood in your urine, faeces, or sputum; bleeding gums, or a persistent nose bleed nausea or vomiting that prevents you from eating or drinking or taking your normal medications severe diarrhoea, stomach cramps or constipation coughing or shortness of breath a new rash, reddening of the skin, itching a persistent headache a new pain or soreness anywhere if you cut or otherwise injure yourself if you notice pain, swelling, redness or pus anywhere on your body

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Side effects of childhood lymphoma treatment - Leukaemia Foundation

Side effects of childhood lymphoma treatment Listen All treatments can cause side-effects

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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) - Leukaemia Foundation

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) Listen What is acute lymphoblastic leukaemia? Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow

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Richter's Syndrome - Leukaemia Foundation

Richter’s Syndrome Listen Richter’s Syndrome (RS), also known as Richter’s Transformation, is a rare complication of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) and/or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL)

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Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) - Leukaemia Foundation

Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) Listen What is childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia? Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is a type of cancer that affects immature lymphocytes developing in the bone marrow

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Childhood lymphoma treatment - Leukaemia Foundation

Childhood lymphoma treatment Listen How is childhood lymphoma treated? Treatment varies depending on the exact type of lymphoma your child has, where it has spread in their body and how fast it is likely to grow

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Anaplastic large cell lymphoma - Leukaemia Foundation

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma Listen What is anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)? ALCL is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Read more on Leukaemia Foundation website

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) - Leukaemia Foundation

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) Listen What is acute myeloid leukaemia? Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow

Read more on Leukaemia Foundation website

Myeloma - Leukaemia Foundation

Myeloma What is myeloma? Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells

Read more on Leukaemia Foundation website

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