Oklahoma Chapter

www.lls.org/ok

Patient Support Programs


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Oklahoma Chapter offers a wide range of free educational and support programs for patients, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

For more information about any of the following programs, call us at 405-943-8888

Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program

If you've recently been diagnosed with a blood cancer, you may find it helpful to speak with someone who's been through treatment and learned how to manage the same disease. The Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program is a peer-to-peer program that links newly diagnosed patients and their families with trained volunteers who have experienced blood cancer firsthand and can understand your experience. Trained volunteer survivors offer caring support and information by sharing their special perspective on the recovery process. For more information, call us at 405-943-8888.

Family Support Groups

Open communication is critical for coping with the feelings that arise during illness. Family Support Groups feature sessions led by local healthcare professionals where you can share your concerns, fears, problems and experiences in a comfortable and caring setting. For more information on meeting times and exact locations, please call us at 405-943-8888.

BMT Gathering - Join us Wednesdays for the Blood & Marrow Transplant Gathering

A supportive environment where survivors with stem cell and cord transplant (their partners or family members) may express their feelings, questions and concerns. This group is open to those who are thinking about transplant, experiencing transplant or who have completed the transplant process.

When: Wednesdays (starting 4/2/14), 12pm to 1pm

Where:

Stephenson Caner Center

800 NE 10th Street

1st Floor Family Lounge

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Contact:  (405)271-4022  

A modest meal to be provided

Spanish Speaking Support Group - Oklahoma City
1st Tuesday of every month
Facilitator: Carmen Romo (405) 636-7503
Cancer Care Waiting Room
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center
4301 S. Western, OKC 73109
Family Support Group - Oklahoma City
2nd Tuesday of every month
Facilitators: Lara Gaston, RN (405)752-3166 
Marvla Kesler, MCW (405)936-5737
Mercy Cancer Resource Center
4205 McAuley Blvd, Suite 100, OKC 73120

Parents' Support Group - Oklahoma City
2nd Wednesday of every month
Facilitator: Danny Cavett, Chaplain (405) 271-5758
Conference Room - Jimmy Everest Cancer Center
1200 N. Phillips Ave, OKC 73104

Spanish Speaking Support Group - Oklahoma City
Last Tuesday of every other month (even months)
Facilitators: Carmen Soriano, RN, BSN (405) 271-6624
Celia Hollis, Patient Navigator (405) 236-0701 x 157
Latino Community Development Agency
420 SW 10th St., OKC 73109

Spanish Speaking Bereavement Group - Oklahoma City
Four-session, time-limited group
Facilitator: Carmen Romo, (405) 636-7503
(Call for dates & times and to pre-register)
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center
4401 S. Western, OKC 73159

Online Support Groups

Our online support groups offer weekly sessions where you can share and receive support from the comfort of your home. Each session is an hour and a half and moderated by a trained professional. All sessions are password protected and provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community. For more information, see Online Support Groups.

Online Chats

Our weekly two-hour online chats provide a friendly forum to share experiences and offer support for people living with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or chronic myeloid leukemia and for young adults (aged 18-39) living with blood cancer. Each chat is moderated by an oncology social worker. For more information, see Online Chats.

The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer

Returning to school after cancer treatment can be a tough adjustment for young survivors. The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer helps children and youth cope with life after treatment and teaches parents, classmates, teachers and healthcare professionals how to deal with the issues surrounding childhood cancer. Program videos and materials are available for students from preschool to high school. For more information, call us at 405-943-8888.

Patient Financial Aid Program

Following careful evaluation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has decided to suspend the Patient Financial Aid program. Effective March 1, 2014, applications are no longer being accepted.  We encourage you to find out if you are eligible for the LLS Co-Pay Assistance Program. Support for the Co-Pay program is based on the availability of funds by disease diagnosis.

Co-Pay Assistance Program

Dealing with cancer is hard enough without having to worry about the financial burden. The Co-Pay Assistance Program helps you pay your insurance premiums and meet co-pay obligations. We'll also help you find additional sources of financial help. For more information, see Co-Pay Assistance.

Honored Hero Program

Our honored heroes provide inspiration and support for the LLS fundraising programs and are symbols of strength for others dealing with challenges in their lives. An honored hero is anyone who is being treated for, or is a survivor of, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. 

You can participate on several levels, including sharing your story, creating artwork, writing letters or attending fundraising events. For more information, call us at 405-943-8888.

last updated on Monday, March 24, 2014
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