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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Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities Within Healthcare
Join this insightful conversation as Alicia, Edith and Lizette sit down to chat with Dr. Stephen B. Thomas, one of the nation’s leading scholars in the effort to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Dr. Thomas is a Professor of Health Policy & Management and Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. On this episode, Dr. Thomas explains structural determinants of health and defines ‘health disparity’ and ‘health equity’ as it relates to ethnicity and race in America. Dr. Thomas emphasizes that only together can we create lasting change and better outcomes for all people. He explains how his students and colleagues continue to think outside the box when creating ways to bring education and awareness to those within marginalized groups. Dr. Thomas shares the results of various research studies, current trends and future plans and projects that help to address racial and ethnic disparities within healthcare.
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.
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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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