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In honour of Ninon Bourque

Books of Interest available at your public library or local bookstore

Book cover for 100 Questions and Answers about Leukemia100 Questions and Answers about Leukemia

by Edward D. Ball; Alex Kagan

ISBN: 9781449665838



Book Cover to Johns Hopkins Patients' guide to LeukemiaJohns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Leukemia

by Charles S. Hesdorffer; Candis Morrison

ISBN: 9780763774332

Frequently asked questions

Q: Will all the blood you are drawing for investigations impact my hemoglobin?

A:   No, it will not impact your hemoglobin. If this testing were to impact your blood we would not take this much.

Q: How do I avoid infection?

A:  Guidelines to avoid infection are:

  • Wash your hands frequently especially after using the washroom and before eating.

  • Maintain good body hygiene by bathing or showering every day.

  • Women should use sanitary pads instead of tampons for menstruation, and avoid douches.

  • Avoid people with pneumonia or open sores.

  • Do not use suppositories.

  • Avoid vaccinations until and unless approved by your Hematologist. Avoid people recently vaccinated with live vaccine. This would most likely be infants 12-15 months of age who have received their MMR. Do not visit until 6 weeks after the needle.


What is Leukemia

Support Groups

Leukemia Association of Ottawa : Monthly support group for leukemia patients and their families, caregivers. Riverside United Church, 3191 Riverside Dr. Information: 613-821-4656 or e-mail