Patient Education

Issue 5; May 2012 View as a webpage | Forward to a friend | Not subscribed? Subscribe here
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Working it out: Returning to your job after transplant 

Megan, transplant recipient

Megan's Story

“I wanted to be tired from working too hard instead of being tired from treatments.” 

The day after I was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), I talked to my managers and Human Resources department and it was decided I would leave immediately to take time off before the transplant process started. I went on leave in the first week of July and decided to go back as soon as my doctor said it was okay, which was six months post-transplant.

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Play it Safe When You Play Outdoors 

Play it safe when you play outdoors

Karen is an outdoor enthusiast, a hiker, a nature lover, and a cancer survivor. At age 52, Karen received a transplant for multiple myeloma. “For the first year after transplant, I was only able to take short walks close to home,” she explains. “Getting my strength back meant I could be outside longer, but going for a long walk in the woods meant taking precautions to avoid graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and infections.”

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Are you playing it safe?

Winter is over, spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Are you looking forward to spending more time outdoors? As a transplant recipient, are you taking extra precautions to stay safe this season?

Test Your Knowledge: Are you staying safe?

Q: What is the minimum SPF you should apply any time you are in the sun?

A: 15
B: 30
C: 45 

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  • National Cancer Survivors Day, NCSD Foundation,
    June 3, 2012  
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  • National Conference on Work & Cancer, Cancer and Careers
    June 22, 2012  
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  • Health Insurance Webinar, Cancer Legal Resource Center
    July 11, 2012  
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