Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay Area Chapter

www.lls.org/sj

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.

 

Thursday, May 10, 2012 -  6:00pm-8:00pm

Cancer Treatment: How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials. Presented by Laura Stampleman, MD at Salinas Country Club in Salinas. For more information or to RSVP for this program, email Lisa.McGrath@lls.org or call 408.490.3123.

 

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 11:30am-12:30pm

Fingers & Toes: Peripheral Neuropathy in Cancer Survivors. Presented by Joy Smith, RN, AOCN at Katz Cancer Resource Center behind Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz. For more information or to RSVP for this program, email Lisa.McGrath@lls.org or call 408.490.3123.

 

Myeloma Update: Diagnosis, Treatment and Side Effects Management
Topics covered:

  • Overview of myeloma
  • Current and emerging drug therapies and stem cell transplantation
  • Disease and treatment-related side effects
  • Emotional aspects and resources available for support
  • Clinical trial options for myeloma patients
  • Question-and-answer session

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

Improving Treatments for Blood Cancers: What You Need to Know to Make Informed Decisions
Topics covered:

  • How to gather information you'll need to help you make treatment decisions
  • Questions to ask about the benefits and risks of standard treatment and treatment under study in clinical trials
  • How new blood cancer treatments are developed and approved
  • How to sort the myths from the facts about clinical trials
  • How to find clinical trials that may be right for you 
  • How LLS can help

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

Welcome Back: Working Together to Support the Cancer Survivor at School
Topics covered:

  • Common cancers and treatments affecting children, adolescents and young adults
  • Challenges for survivors as they return to school, continue their education and progress through young adulthood
  • Laws that protect the rights of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors 
  • Strategies to help meet students' short- and long-term educational needs
  • Resources that support schools and families, including those from LLS

Myeloma Presentation

A free program that is focused on informing and encouraging patients and families dealing with Multiple Myeloma.

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 408-490-2666.

last updated on Friday, March 16, 2012
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