My Cancer Treatment Caused Me so Much Pain at Times I Couldn't Walk | Leesa's CLL Story

After a routine physical, Leesa P. was unexpectedly diagnosed with Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). She was put on watch and wait for almost a decade before starting treatment due to worsening symptoms including: fatigue, dizziness, infections and ocular disease. Leesa was then put on ibrutinib and later switched to zanubrutinib after side effects sent her to the ER.

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Leesa's Video Series:
1) My Cancer Could Have Been Caught Years Earlier:
2) My Cancer Treatment Caused Me so Much Pain at Times I Couldn't Walk: This Video

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Contents of this video:
00:00 - Intro
02:26 - Taking ibrutinib & side effects
08:42 - Deciding to go off ibrutinib
12:08 - Zanubrutinib side effects
17:11 - Figuring out how to manage side effects and live life
21:24 - What do clinical trials and research mean to you?
22:47 - What is your message to other patients?
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