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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. 

 Call 713.840.0483 for more information

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL): Keys to an Accurate Diagnosis

Topics include the importance of an accurate diagnosis, diagnostic tests, goals of treatment, current and emerging therapies.



How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials

Speaker: Dr. Swaminathan Iyer

Organization: Methodist Houston Hospital

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Time: 10:30am Registration/Brunch, 11:00am - 1:00pm Program

Location: Churrascos Sugar Land, 1520 Lake Pointe Pkwy, Suite 500, Sugar Land, TX 77478

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

Complimentary light dinner will be served.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Supported by Grants from:

Celgene    Millennium



Understanding Symptom Burden Among Blood Cancers

Researchers are finding they need to widen their focus beyond effective, life-saving treatments.  Surviving with poor quality of life and heavy symptom burden is increasingly unacceptable in a world in which millions of people have survived cancer.


Dr. Lori Williams will discuss diagnosis, treatment and methods that allow patients to accurately and routinely report important symptoms to healthcare providers and researchers.  Learn how these reports can help researchers understand what causes symptoms, test new and better ways to manage symptoms and can help healthcare providers more effectively manage symptoms to provide better patient quality of life.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will also share information about services and programs to provide support throughout your journey.


Date: November 20, 2014

Time: 6:30pm registration, 7:00pm - 8:00pm program and dinner

Location: Maggiano's 2019 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

Complimentary light dinner will be served. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Supported by a Grant 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 713.680.8088.

last updated on Monday, November 03, 2014