NHL & CLL Diagnosis and Treatment Update
Date: September 13, 2012
CE Credit Available Until: May 16, 2014
Target Audience: Oncology nurses and social workers involved in the treatment of NHL and CLL
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To educate oncology nurses and social workers about NHL and CLL diagnosis and treatment
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- List signs and symptoms of indolent and aggressive NHL subtypes & CLL
- Explain diagnosis and treatment planning for indolent and aggressive NHL subtypes & CLL
- Identify current and emerging treatment options for patients with indolent or aggressive NHL subtypes or CLL
- Describe the importance of clinical trials in improving patient outcomes
- Discuss side effects management and other survivorship issues for patients
- Explain the importance of patient-provider communications
Christopher R. Flowers, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine
Questions Asked by the CLL Community
- Are there any more clear or definitive criteria for differentiating indolent versus aggressive in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)?
- Can people bank their own stem cells while in remission for later use? And if yes, do they last indefinitely or is there a time limit for use?
- How effective is a mini-transplant for a CLL patient if other treatments are not working?
- Until what age is a mini-transplant effective?
- Are there advantages to treating a CLL patient when he/she is diagnosed instead of waiting?
- Can you explain the phrase 'high tumor burden?'
- For the diagnosis of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, mediastinal primary, what is the best attempt for biopsy? Is it mediastinoscopy or mediastinotomy?
- Would you please address what oncologists are recommending in terms of exercise and diet during cancer treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and CLL?
- Please discuss coping with lymphedema in the legs.
- Can you talk about the difference between virus treatments being done at The University of Pennsylvania and CAL-101 and who benefits from each?
- Are there any trials being done on the supplement called green tea, the ECGC amount, and what amounts are needed to reduce CLL effects?
- Is there a correlation between polycythemia vera and CLL or NHL?
- Does progression of CLL increase as the patient ages?
- Will a bad tooth infection affect the lymph nodes?
- Are SYK, BTK and P13IK specific to the treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?
- What clinical trials are available for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and what do the phases mean?
- Is it true that years after treatment for leukemia or lymphoma, a person is at high risk for developing the other cancer? Why is this?