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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Your Questions Answered About Hodgkin Lymphoma
Dr. Hoffman from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System in Miami, Florida speaks to us about Hodgkin lymphoma and its interesting history. Thankfully, Hodgkin lymphoma is now highly treatable and for the majority of people curable, but not for all. Dr. Hoffman talks to us about what makes Hodgkin lymphoma unique, as well as discusses emerging therapies and long term and late effects for both young adult and older patients diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.
Support for this episode provided by Seattle Genetics.
CLL: Transformation in Treatment
Join us as Ellin Berman, MD a leukemia expert from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center discusses the advancements in treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Dr. Berman explains how not all CLL is the same, as it is a heterogeneous disease which explains why one person’s CLL can act differently from another person’s CLL. Dr. Berman speaks about how some patients do not start treatment right away and why some patients may be good candidates for clinical trials. Every patient is different, and since there are newer treatments now available for CLL, Dr. Berman provides patients with different treatment options, and encourages patients to ask questions and to be a partner with their treatment team when making treatment decisions.
Support for this episode provided by Pharmacyclics/Janssen.
Together in the Fight Against Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML): Roman Reigns’ Story
We will be speaking with WWE Superstar, actor, and former professional football player, Joseph Anoai, who many may know as Roman Reigns. Apart from fighting opponents in the ring, Roman found himself fighting his biggest opponent yet after receiving his leukemia diagnosis back in 2007. Listen as Roman Reigns explains his cancer journey to our very own President & CEO, Dr. Louis DeGennaro.
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