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Blood cancer and coronavirus stories

Hear how other people living with blood cancer are coping with the impact of coronavirus.

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Blood cancer, coronavirus and starting my career

Nabeela tells her story about starting her career after Hodgkin lymphoma, in the middle of a pandemic.

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University after shielding – a student’s view

Read Jamie's thoughts about going back to university after shielding, and his advice for new students.


Leukaemia won’t stop me from getting fit – neither will COVID-19

Hear how Jane has found new ways to exercise while living with leukaemia - and during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Shielding as a family

Read Melody's story of shielding as a family during coronavirus, due to her son's childhood leukaemia.

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My healthcare team and me – Managing through coronavirus

Read Mel's story of how his blood cancer treatment has changed during coronavirus.

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Stay strong. Stay well. We’re all in this together.

Read Mark's advice about isolation, having been through hospital isolation for a stem cell transplant.

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Reliving the isolation I went through with leukaemia – and what I’ve learned from experience

Jamie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) aged 17.

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Coping with uncertainty and vulnerability

Jade is one year in remission from Hodgkin lymphoma.

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My mental health and coping strategies for shielding

Paul shares how lockdown affects his mental health and how he's managing without his usual coping mechanisms.

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Using our blood cancer experience to help us through shielding

Seven people affected by blood cancer share things that are helping them cope during the coronavirus pandemic.

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What's the one thing that got you through lockdown?

Our blood cancer community have come together to give you some advice on how you can cope with your physical and emotional health during this second lockdown.

Stories from people with blood cancer talking about their different experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.