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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.

Myeloma Update: Diagnosis, Treatment and Side Effects Management
Topics covered:
- Overview of myeloma
- Current and emerging drug therapies and stem cell transplantation
- Disease and treatment-related side effects
- Emotional aspects and resources available for support
- Clinical trial options for myeloma patients
- Question-and-answer session
Supported by grants from Celgene Corporation and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Cancer Treatment: How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials                                                                                                             Topics covered:
- Steps to take to help you make treatment decisions
- Questions to ask about benefits and risks of standard treatments and treatments  under study in clinical trials
- How new blood cancer treatments are developed and approved
- How to sort out the myths from the facts about clinical trials
- How to locate clinical trials that may be right for you 
- How The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can help
Supported by grants from Celgene Corporation and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Staying Connected: Facilitating the Learning Experience During and After Cancer Treatment
Topics covered:
- Identify cancers that affect children, adolescents and young adults (AYAs)
- Identify side efects, long-term and late efects of childhood/AYA cancer treatment
- Describe challenges for survivors throughout their education 
- Explain laws that protect childhood/AYA cancer survivor's rights
- Develop strategies to help meet the student's short and long-term education needs - Access resources that support schools and families, including those from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Myeloma - Update on Treatment From the American Society of Hematology (ASH®) Annual Meeting

Topics include diagnosis, current & emerging treatments, the role of clinical trials & 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 Deborah Phillips, Patient Services Manager, at 1-800-955-2566 x542.

last updated on Monday, February 25, 2013
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