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A patient starter kit with a wall calendar, bottle cap timer, pill box, face masks and more.
Emails with helpful information about living with CLL and managing treatment with CALQUENCE.
Please keep in mind that the information provided is not intended as a substitute for the advice of your doctor.
First and foremost, thank you—for being generous with your support, for taking the time to learn more, and for making a meaningful difference in the life of someone you care for.
Caring for a patient with CLL/SLL may seem overwhelming at times, but know that you’re not alone. In the US, you’re one of more than 65 million people who act as a caregiver.
Learning to use some of the below tips and strategies may help make things easier.
Be their sounding board
With CLL and SLL treatment come many decisions. Through it all, you can be there to listen, discuss, and collaborate with the person you care for.
Keep letting them call the shots
The person you care for has the right to make decisions about their life as long as they’re able, and it’s important to respect that right.
Offer choices whenever you can
The ability to choose—whether between ice cream flavors or treatment options—is important to everyone, especially the person you care for. Whenever possible, offer choices to help keep their world open and full of possibilities.
Be there when they need you
Part of being a caregiver is offering support, even when the person you care for doesn’t ask. Although circumstances may change and needs may vary, thinking ahead to offer support and assistance proactively can go a long way.
Care for yourself, too
Caregiving can be exhausting, especially on top of your everyday responsibilities. Stay in touch with yourself and pay attention to when you’re tired, stressed, or just plain exhausted. Exhaustion can lead even the most well-intentioned caregivers to make bad choices, cause unnecessary frustration, and distract from the needs of the person they’re caring for.
CALQUENCE Connections tells the stories of real patients who are taking CALQUENCE, giving you the chance to learn about treatment from people with firsthand experience. Below, find the stories of these patients.
There’s even more help for caregivers out there. Explore the links below to find additional information, community, and more.
American Cancer Societycancer.org
The American Cancer Society offers programs, support, and information, including information specifically for caregivers. Learn about treatment options, get advice on how to help patients cope with side effects, and get answers to questions about health insurance, free services, and much more.
Cancer.Net was created by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to provide expertise and information about cancer and treatment to patients and their families, so they can make informed health care decisions.
The CLL Society is a patient-centric, physician-curated resource for patients with CLL and their caregivers. In addition to providing helpful information, the CLL Society is dedicated to helping meet the unmet needs of those with CLL.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)lls.org
LLS is a source for free blood cancer information, education, and support for patients, survivors, families, and healthcare professionals. Notably, LLS has a variety of caregiver-specific workbooks, guides, and advice. LLS also has chapters across the US.
Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)lymphoma.org
LRF is the nation’s largest health organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing support and services to people with lymphoma, their families, and caregivers.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)nccn.org/patients/guidelines/cll
NCCN Guidelines for Patients®, translations of the NCCN clinical guidelines, are meant to help patients with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease.