Alabama/Gulf Coast Chapter

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Patient Education

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) sponsors free community-based education programs for patients, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Local doctors and other healthcare professionals lead these programs, described below. You will get information about treatment options and learn how to strengthen your decision-making and coping skills, manage treatment side effects and find resources, including financial assistance.

The Alabama/Gulf Coast chapter sponsors the following programs:

  • Getting the Best Cancer Care at Age 55 and Older
  • Myeloma Update: Diagnosis, Treatment and Side Effects Management
  • Improving Treatments for Blood Cancers: What You Need to Know to Make Informed Decisions
  • Welcome Back: Working Together to Support the Cancer Survivor at School

For more information please contact Joyce Early at (205) 989-0098 or

Diagnosing and Treating Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Topics include diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical trials, communicating with your healthcare team, etc.

Clinical Trials or Standard Treatment? Understanding Options for Blood Cancers

Topics include how to determine the best treatment option for you, and talking to your healthcare team about treatment options.

Can't make it to one of our local programs? We also sponsor many free live and archived teleconferences, podcasts, webcasts and more that you can view at your convenience. For a complete list of our programs, see our National Patient Education Programs web page.

Need more information?

To learn more about our patient education programs, call (205) 989-0098.

last updated on Thursday, January 29, 2015