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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Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) with Dr. Benjamin Lampson: What Patients Should Know
Join Alicia, Lizette and Edith as they speak with Dr. Benjamin Lampson. Dr. Lampson is an instructor in medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. On this episode, Dr. Lampson explains how mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is diagnosed and treated. Dr. Lampson gives his advice for MCL patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He also shares the long-term effects of treatment, the future of treatment for MCL, clinical trials and when they are considered for treatment for lymphoma patients, and the importance of open communication between a patient and their healthcare team.
Support for this episode provided by Pharmacyclics/Janssen.
Worrying is Not My Plan: Viviana’s Story
Join Alicia, Lizette and Edith as they speak with Viviana Onofre about her follicular lymphoma diagnosis that she received in November 2015. On this episode she describes minor signs that she noticed prior to being diagnosed, the importance of patients educating themselves about their diagnosis to help relieve anxiety, asking questions to better understand health insurance to avoid delays in treatment and how her diagnosis has helped her to shift perspective and embrace growth.
Support for this episode provided by Epizyme; Genentech; Karyopharm and Pharmacyclics/Janssen.
How is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Diagnosed and Treated?
Join Alicia and Lizette as they speak with Dr. Shella Saint Fleur-Lominy, MD, PhD, a hematologist and physician scientist from NYU Langone Health in New York, New York. Dr. Saint Fleur-Lominy is triple board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. On this episode, Dr. Saint Fleur-Lominy explains the signs and symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), tests and examinations that are used to detect and diagnose ALL, how ALL is treated and the potential side effects of treatment. Dr. Saint Fluer-Lominy describes when transplant as well as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy may be considered as a treatment option and her excitement for promising new treatments. Dr. Saint Fleur-Lominy shares in great detail about the chromosomal changes for those with in ALL and emphasizes that there is nothing that a patient did to get their ALL diagnosis. She encourages patients to seek support and clarity about their disease so that they are not left feeling like their diagnosis is their fault.
Support for this episode provided by Amgen and Takeda Oncology.
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*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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