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Patient Education

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

National and local experts, including doctors and other healthcare professionals, lead these programs, described below. They offer education and information that will deepen the public's understanding of treatment options and strengthen decision-making and coping skills related to the many aspects of survivorship.

Can't make it to one of our local programs? We also sponsor many free live and past telephone/web education programs, podcasts and more that you can attend from home. Get a complete list of LLS Programs.

Staying Connected: Facilitating the Learning Experience During and After Cancer Treatment

This program discusses:

Cancers that affect children, adolescents, and young adults (AYAs)
Side effects, long term and late effects of childhood/AYA cancer treatment
Challenges for survivors throughout their education
Laws that protect childhood/AYA cancer survivors' rights
Strategies to help meet the students' short- and long-term educational needs
Resources that support schools and families, including those from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

To register, please contact Julia Cañas at (402) 401-7466, toll free (888) 847-4974, or email

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

This program discusses:

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

To register, please contact Julia Cañas at (402) 401-7466, toll free (888) 847-4974, or email

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Supported by grants from Celgene Corporation and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Need more information or want to learn more about our patient education programs? Contact Julia Cañas at (402) 401-7466, toll free (888) 847-4974, or email

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.

last updated on Thursday, May 15, 2014