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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

On Wednesday November 24th, the Patient and Family Education team at the Odette Cancer Centre held a virtual education event for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, their families, and caregivers.

Watch some of the evening’s presentations and speakers below:

» Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada support services

Leslie-Ann Guiney presents on the supports and services offered to patients and caregivers.

» Patient as teacher

Eric shares his experience with CLL and offers tips and advice.

» Connecting with social work and patient and family support

Torey Belzberg, social worker, presents on how patients can connect with social work and patient family support services.

» Nutrition during cancer treatment

Kaitlyn Maniatis, registered dietitian, presents on the importance of nutrition, nutrition goals during treatment, and nutrition-related side effects from treatment.

» Symptom management and coping strategies

Karen Parmentier, registered nurse, presents on symptom management and coping strategies for CLL patients.

» CLL in the era of COVID-19

Dr. Neil Berinstein, medical oncologist, gives an overview of CLL and immune defects.