In this week’s episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with the associate director of the Information Resource Center at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on support groups and other recourses available for those affected by blood cancer.
A blood cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming — whether you are a patient, caregiver, family member or friend. However, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has a variety of resources available for those affected by blood cancer.
In this week’s episode, we spoke with, the associate director of the Information Resource Center at LLS — an organization that pioneers groundbreaking research in blood cancer, as well as resources like financial support, support groups for patients and caregivers, as well as the LLS Patient Community. As part of this community, patients can join online chats or speak with a counselor.
“What you need when you are first diagnosed may not be what you need in a month or two. So, it changes. And this is why we encourage people to reach out to us,” said Rajotte. “First, it’s important to understand what you are dealing with…being able to reach out and get that information and support so that you don’t feel like you’re going through this alone. The more support you get the easier it will be for you to get through (your blood cancer journey).”
For more information, visit lls.org, call 1-800-955-4572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.