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

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL): Update on Diagnosis and Treatment

Topics include diagnosis, cytogenetics, treatment options, side effects management, and communication with your healthcare team.

Update on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Topics include diagnosis, treatment options, CML monitoring, and communication with your healthcare team.

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 Wednesday, February 23, 2011