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Patient Support Programs

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Wisconsin 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  Allison Spitzer at 262-785-4220 or email at Allison.spitzer@lls.org.

Local Family Support Groups (Click for flier)

Are you and your family dealing with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma?  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.

Join us for a free family support group!  Our state-wide groups meet once a month and serve dinner.  Come to meet other patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals experiencing the same journey with blood cancer.  Groups typically have a guest speaker with expertise in a specific topic, such as:  diet, fatigue, coping, hematology, nursing, employment rights, etc.  For more information and to join our monthly email list with topics, dates and times for all groups, please contact Allison Spitzer at 262-785-4220 or email at Allison.spitzer@lls.org.. 

Coping with Cancer at the Holidays

Holidays can be stressful under the best circumstances. With all the visiting, shopping, planning, cleaning, decorating and cooking, it's east to become tired ancd overwhelmed. When cancer treatment - or the lasting effects of past cancer treatment - are added to the mix, normal holiday stress can become unbearable. Click here for some tips to make your merriment more manageable.

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 262-785-4220.

Online Support Sessions

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 262-785-4220.

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.

Please contact LLS to find out if you are eligible for the LLS Co-Pay Assistance Program before applying for patient financial aid. For eligible patients, the Co-Pay Assistance Program may offer a larger amount of financial support for select diseases toward the cost of insurance co-payments and/or insurance premium costs for prescription drugs. Please visit the Co-Pay Assistance Program for more information or to apply. 

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 262-785-4220.

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last updated on Tuesday, November 25, 2014