• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Understanding chronic lymphocytic leukemia

September 14, 2018

a profile close-up of a serious-looking older woman looking out a windowChronic lymphocytic leukemia 
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that most commonly affects older adults. Complications include frequent infections, increased risk of other cancers and immune system problems. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Staying active after non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment 
If you're recovering from cancer, you might not think about hitting the gym. Gradually making exercise part of your daily routine can increase your sense of well-being and speed your recovery after non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment, though. And exercise doesn't necessarily mean a trip to the gym. Learn more about the health benefits of exercise and ways to add physical activity to your day.

Breast cancer radiation: Can it cause dry skin?
Dry skin after breast cancer radiation treatment is fairly common, especially for people who live in dry climates. In addition to dry, flaky, itchy skin, you may experience sunburnlike skin changes to the treated area. Your radiation oncologist can determine whether any underlying conditions are contributing to your symptoms or decide if you need to see a dermatologist. There also are a number of self-care strategies that may relieve your symptoms. Learn more from Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a Mayo Clinic general internal medicine physician and past director of the Mayo Clinic Breast Diagnostic Clinic.

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