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Being diagnosed with a blood cancer can make you feel like you are alone. The Bloodline with LLS is here to remind you that after a diagnosis comes hope. Listen in as experts and patients guide listeners in understanding diagnosis, treatment, and resources available to blood cancer patients. Join Alicia Patten and Lizette Rivera from the Patient Access Education Team at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as they explore various survivorship topics.

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Recent Episodes

Making Your Mark: A Transgender Cancer Patient Story

Join us as we speak with Chelsea Brickham, a transgender model, actress, and professional cosplayer who was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin lymphoma in 2013. In this episode, Chelsea shares with us what it was like to go through cancer as a transgender female, the reaction from her family and friends, and how she maintained her femininity during treatment. Since her treatment, she has been active in spreading awareness of LGBTQ+ issues at comic conventions and on social media.

Support for this episode provided by Seagen.

Pushing for a Diagnosis: A Polycythemia Vera (PV) Story

Join us as we speak with David Wallace, a polycythemia vera (PV) patient and advocate. In this episode, David shares how he struggled to get his diagnosis, advocated to get the treatment he needed, and finally how he found a specialist that was able to treat his PV. He used his struggles to create the website, PV Reporter and nonprofit, MPN Cancer Connection, to educate patients about their disease, help them find resources, and increase awareness of MPNs. David encourages all patients to become their own advocates and to actively participate in their cancer journey.

Support for this episode provided by Incyte.

Navajo Nation: The First Cancer Center on a Reservation

Join us as we speak to Dr. Johanna DiMento and Dr. Frank Dalichow, oncologists at the first cancer center on a reservation in the United States. In this episode, the doctors share about the realities of cancer care for Native American communities. They also discuss how they were able to bring cancer care to the Navajo and Hopi tribes, and the importance of inclusivity and culturally appropriate care for this population.

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Support for The Bloodline with LLS provided by Amgen; AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Kite, A Gilead Company; Novartis; Pharmacyclics, an AbbVie company and Janssen Biotech; Seattle Genetics and Takeda Oncology.

*The information contained in this podcast is for general information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. It is not intended to substitute the advice of your healthcare provider or information provided to you by your insurance carrier.

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