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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.

Patient and Professional Education Programs - Education regarding blood cancers including understanding your diagnosis, new treatment options and clinical trials.  Programs offered through the year.  Live, web-based and teleconferences. 

Myeloma Today: Diagnoses, Treatment & Side Effect Management

Ask the Experts- Featuring City of Hope expert: Amrita Y. Krishnan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Director, Multiple Myeloma Program, City of Hope

Thursday, February 16th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
City of Hope-Platt Conference Center
1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte CA 91010
Free admission but seating is limited. Call now to reserve your seat: 800-535-1390 ext. 65669
Light dinner will be served

Knowledge for life. Everyone welcome.
Patients and the community are invited to join City of Hope and the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society for this special Ask the Experts lecture.
Topics covered include:
? Overview of myeloma
? Current and emerging drug therapies and stemcell transplantation
? Disease and treatment-related side effects
? Emotional aspects and resources available for support
? Clinical trial options for myeloma patients
? Question-and-Answer session


Information Resource Center - Offers accurate, current, disease specific treatment information and coping strategies. Toll-free: 1-800-955-4572.

Family Support Groups - Professionally-facilitated blood cancer (some disease specific) support groups for patients and their families. No fee.

Patient Financial Aid - The fight against cancer is an expensive one.  We can help cover some of the health care expenses related to treatment.

Back to School - Help ease the transition of going back to school for after treatment.  This program is designed for all school personnel, teachers and parents.

Treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Evaluating and Managing Options

Registration will be available soon.

Living with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Topics include current and emerging treatment options, disease monitoring, side effects management, quality of life issues, etc.

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, contact Gail Sperling at 714-481-5606 or

last updated on Wednesday, April 04, 2012