Rocky Mountain Chapter

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.

2015 Rocky Mountain Blood Cancer Conference

LLS invites you to a FREE conference for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials

Speaker: Elie Fahed, MD, Hematologist, Medical Oncologist

Organization/Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Oncology

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Time: 5:30pm dinner, 6:00pm - 8:00pm program

Location: Casper Country Club, 4149 Country Club Rd., Casper, WY 82609

Complimentary dinner will be served; menu options available when you register.

Pre-registration for this free program is required. 

Topics covered:

  • 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



Supported by Grants from:

Millennium        Celgene


With local support from:



New Advances & Learnings about WM from the International Physician Community

Speaker: Jeffrey Matous, MD, Medical Director, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

Organization/Affiliation: Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Colorado Room North, 1719 E. 19th Ave., Denver


Dr. Matous will:

  • Summarize the diagnosis of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM)
  • Examine disease and side effect management including ongoing survivorship and psychological issues for WM patients
  • Provide an overview of current treatment options and how to make informed decisions about which treatment is best for you
  • Address future treatment options and new findings presented at the International Physician's Summit on WM in London
  • Identify local and national resources
  • Question and answer session


Please contact Cindy Furst at 970-667-5343 or 970-227-4686 or to register.

Complimentary light breakfast will be served.


Supported by a Grant from:

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: The Changing Landscape

Speaker: John Burke, MD

Organization/Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers

Date: Thursday, December 11th

Time: 5:30pm - registration and light dinner, 6:00pm - 8:00pm - program

Location: The Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St., Denver, CO 80206


Complimentary light dinner will be served. Pre-registration for this free program is required.


Topics Covered:

  • Define Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and explain how NHL is diagnosed, classified and staged.
  • Discuss the differences between indolent and aggressive lymphoma, including treatments and side effects.
  • Describe new treatments and clinical trials, including those presented at the 2014 American Society of Hematology (ASH).
  • Prepare patients to discuss their diagnosis, subtype and treatment with members of their onoclogy team, family and friends.
  • Discuss survivorship issues including the range of feelings accompanying a cancer diagnosis and coping strategies.
  • Identify support resources both locally at your cancer center and nationally through LLS.



Supported by a Grant from:



Local support from:




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 720-440-8620.

last updated on Friday, September 26, 2014