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Join NYOH for August 12th event on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia


Frances Ford

Frances Ford, LCSW

Join the Leukemia Lymphoma Society for a FREE virtual event to help patients and caregivers more confidently participate in decisions about CLL treatment and survivorship. 
NYOH's Frances Ford, LCSW, will join Dr. Nicole Lamanna, Director of CLL Programs at Columbia University Medical Center for an online discussion on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00pm.
From information about new clinical trials to managing financial and employment challenges, this program is for patients and caregivers of those diagnosed with this type of blood cancer. 
Pre-register for a link to access the virtual event: https://na.eventscloud.com/cllalbany2020
As the most common type of leukemia in adults, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) starts in cells that become certain white blood cells (called lymphocytes) in the bone marrow. The cancer (leukemia) cells start in the bone marrow but then go into the blood.  For some CLL patients, the disease often progresses slowly with many patients going years before noticing symptoms. For others, the cancer grows quickly.
The event is FREE, but space is limited. 
Questions? Melissa Darbani, Patient & Community Outreach, LLS, melissa.darbani@lls.org