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. For curent education events please see the main calendar in the home page of the New Mexico/El Paso Chapter at www.lls.org/nm
How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials
This program will help patients understand the steps to make treatment decisions, provide patients with questions to ask their doctor about the benefits and risks of standard treatment and treatments under study in clinical trials. Patients will also learn 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 trails that may be right for you and how The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can help.
Speaker: Scott Herbert, MD
Organization: Christus St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center
Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Holistic Health & Wellness Center, 490 B. West Zia Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Complimentary lunch will be served.
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 (505) 872-0141 or (888) 286-7846.