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Patient Stories


Diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

“She took me into the room and she sat me down with a haematologist. And they said, ‘Yep. You’ve got cancer. It’s a blood cancer.’

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Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia

“Only certain people can cope with that. People who love you.”

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Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

“I said, Alex – Do you think about dying?’, and he said, “Sometimes I do, when I’m dreaming. But, I want to live.”

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Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia

“I was like, ‘Excuse me? Is this a life-threatening disease?’ And the doctor said, ‘Yes, potentially.”

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Diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma

“Someone said to me, ‘It’s amazing that you haven’t had a break down yet.’”

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The latest news and publications from Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Friday 22 July, 2022

Supporting future clinicians

We sat down and spoke with Ee Jin Goh, a medicine student at The University of Auckland, and the 2021 recipient of our Summer Studentship grant. 

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Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Patient support services & the traffic light system

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Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Rapid Antigen tests (RATs)

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