Mid-America Chapter


Patient Education

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

Local specialists, physicians, nurses 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. 

Upcoming Programs Include: 


Half-day patient-focused seminar:
?Myelofibrosis and other Myeloproliferative Disorders? then

?Cancer Treatment: How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials?


  Presented by: Abdulraheem Yacoub, MD 
     and Lynn Marzinski, RN, MSN, AOCN

University of Kansas Cancer Center

Westwood, Kansas


Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. (registration) with program beginning at 9 a.m.

Free to patients and their caregivers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Held at :

Brio Italian Cafe on the Country Club Plaza
502 Nichols Rd.  
Kansas City, MO 64112

GREAT information about treatment options and meeting others who are living with a similar diagnosis.

Register today by calling (913) 262-1515. Space is limited!


Sponsored locally by Incyte.

Sponsored nationally by grants from Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Celgene and Novartis.


For assistance for those with disabilities or grievances, please call Amy Michale at (913) 262-1515.



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 913.262.1515.

last updated on Wednesday, March 12, 2014