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7 02, 2015

LLS announces travel assistance for myeloma patients

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My old friend, myeloma survivor Richard Blustein, shared some great financial aid news with me earlier this week: Another benefit for blood cancer patients. No other organization helps cancer patients like the LLS. This program will benefit those who must travel for specialized treatment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Patient Travel Assistance Program is

10 03, 2012

Every community large enough to support a stand-alone cancer clinic should also feature a multiple myeloma support group

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That's right.  Every cancer clinic of any size should help promote and sponsor a multiple myeloma support group.  Every one. The group doesn't need to meet at any particular clinic.  As a matter of fact, it is probably better that is doesn't.  That way myeloma patients and caregivers from a number of different facilities can

16 03, 2011

Sources Of Financial Aid For Multiple Myeloma Patients – Little Extras Which Can Help A Lot

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Yesterday I started my four part series to help patients and caregivers pay for the incredibly high cost of treatment by touching on two possible major sources of funding; the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) co-pay program and the Chronic Relief Fund.A reader emailed me with what they felt was the easiest way to get

11 03, 2011

I Will Be Running A Series Of Articles Next Week, Designed To Help Multiple Myeloma Patients Find Sources Of Financial Aid

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Yesterday I  wrote about how I have been fielding more and more questions from multiple myeloma patients and caregivers about where to find financial assistance.I then provided a link to a site I haven't tried:  The Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief (CPR) for Multiple Myeloma Patients.Lori Puenti, fellow blogger, multiple myeloma caregiver and frequent reader and participant

10 03, 2011

Link To Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program

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I don't know about you, but I am fielding more and more questions from multiple myeloma patients and caregivers about where to find financial assistance.Here is a link to a site/organization I haven't tried called Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief:Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief (CPR) for Multiple Myeloma Patients.I have personally been aproved by the

4 08, 2010

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Helping Raise Political Awareness For Multiple Myeloma & Other Blood Cancers

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I often share updates and requests about political related issues from the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).  Don't forget the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) also does political action work to help multiple myeloma and bood cancer patients as well.Here is a link to one of these LLS politically centered alerts:  Call for a Cure for Blood Cancers."Call for

9 05, 2010

The New Multiple Myeloma Support Group In Jackson, Mississippi Rocks!

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I really enjoyed meeting all of the multiple myeloma patients and caregivers at Saturday's support group meeting in Jackson, Mississippi! The group uses a very nice special events room at the Corner Bakery Cafe each month. Wendy Mosier, a nurse in the BMT unit at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, along with Fran from

23 03, 2010

Notes From Today’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Teleconference- Myeloma: Progress in Treatment and Side Effect Management

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I listened to a teleconference today, Myeloma: Progress in Treatment and Side Effect Management. The program featured my new oncologist, Dr. Melissa Alsina, and oncology nurse Kathy Daily. Sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the program was a good, basic primer for a newly diagnosed patient. Nothing new or exciting here. But several of

3 03, 2010

Notes From Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Seminar – New Directions For Blood Cancer Therapies

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I attended a very detailed seminar last evening, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Held in Brooksville, Florida (about 45 minutes north of Tampa), the event was hosted by Lourdes Arvelo, Director of  the Suncoast Chapter of the LLS, along with a group of positive and helpful volunteers, led by the very friendly Jack and

5 12, 2009

Hello From The New Orleans Convention Center!

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The New Orleans Convention Center is a very impressive place! My day started with an early breakfast with International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) staff, followed by a briefing from the director of their PR firm. There are over 25,000 physicians and clinicians registered to attend this ASH conference. Throw-in an additional 15,000+ drug reps, exhibitors and