Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) survivorship

When their initial treatment is completed, patients in the Multidisciplinary Clinic are referred to Markey's Survivorship program. The survivorship program is designed to connect a patient's medical history with their future quality of life as a cancer survivor.

During a meeting with your specialized healthcare provider, patients will review their survivorship care plan. This includes a treatment summary, list of integrative medicine services at Markey, and an overview of immunizations and cancer screenings recommendations based on the patient’s age. Ask your specialized healthcare provider for more information on dieting, exercising and other daily activities following your initial treatment.

Dieticians and patient navigators are available on an as-needed basis to help patients identify important aspects of their continuing health care, including long-term or late effects of treatment, diet, and smoking cessation. Social workers and financial counselors are available for counseling as well. 

Patients also receive a personalized care plan, in accordance with national best practices for ongoing survivorship care and are referred to a primary care provider if they don't already have one.

The Cancer Survivorship Clinics are located in the Whitney Hendrickson Building and the Ben Roach Building at the Markey Cancer Center.

If you have questions about Markey’s survivorship clinics, please call 800-333-8874.

Additional resources

There are community resources and support groups that your specialized healthcare provider can recommend as well, such as UK Integrative Medicine and Health services and Central Kentucky's YMCA Live Strong program.

Expressions of Courage

Expressions of Courage is an event designed to showcase the experiences and creativity of Markey patients who have battled cancer, timed to coincide with other nationwide celebrations in June for Cancer Survivorship Month. Along with celebrating, the event provides opportunities to connect with members of the Healthy Living Panel to further enhance their recovery process.

Learn more about Expressions of Courage events.

Learn more

For more information on diagnosis, treatment and more of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, visit our CLL information pages below.

Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.