Serving as a caregiver for a loved one going through a CLL diagnosis and treatment while utilizing resources to take care of oneself.
People with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may become more dependent on caregivers as symptoms of the disease or side effects from treatment make daily activities more difficult. Just like their loved ones with cancer, caregivers need information and support. Careful planning, good self-care and knowledge about available help can ease stress. Some strategies that can help caregivers:
Resources for Caregivers
Reaching out to others in similar situations is one way caregivers can find support for an experience that may otherwise feel isolating. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers options such as these.