1. Calming Anxiety and Fear: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The COVID-19 pandemic is unsettling. Cancer survivors and their loved ones may feel particularly vulnerable today. Join Julie Larson, LCSW, during this program as we talk about caring for yourself today: fine-tuning self-awareness, seeking control during times of stress and other strategies to navigate the road ahead. Date: April 16, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM Central Time 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM Mountain Time 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific Tim...

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  1. Short-Term Plans Continue to be Harmful to Cancer Patients

    Undercover reporting from The Brookings Institution finds salespeople are making misleading claims about short-term health plans and the coverage they provide for #COVID19 testing & treatment. In fact, these plans may leave consumers vulnerable to huge costs if they need medical care. We urge consumers to be wary. Read more at Misleading marketing of short-term health plans amid COVID-19.

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  2. LLS COVID-19 PATIENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM

    Financial Assistance for Patients Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic During these uncertain times, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is here for you. We recognize the unique concerns of blood cancer patients and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are amplifying our efforts to provide you with information and support. As part of these efforts, LLS is proud to announce the launch of a new patient assistance program – The LLS COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program (PF...

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  1. Cleaning Tips to Help Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is here to help. We’ve put together guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other tips to help caregivers and families keep their homes clean and healthy. Remember, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is one of the best ways to help protect yourself and others from the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and any virus for that matter. This guidance is meant to provide ...

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  2. Marketplace Exchanges Open Now

    To increase healthcare access during the COVID19 pandemic, 11 states and the District of Columbia have opened their marketplace exchanges. This allows individuals and families to purchase health insurance right now, outside of the normal open enrollment period. The states include: CA, CO, CT, MD, MA, MN, NV, NY, RI, VT, WA. For more information, visit https://grow.acorns.com/options-for-health-care-coverage/.

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  3. More COVID-19 Questions and Answers

    The ways we need to conduct our lives in the midst of this global COVID-19 pandemic is changing daily as more states are ordering us to hunker down, schools and businesses are shutting down or moving to virtual settings. We continue to hear every day from patients, caregivers and volunteers about how they should navigate their treatment and care in this confusing time. You asked and we’re responding. To pick up from the previous posts, here, here, and here, I’m tackling some more ...

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  4. Online and Virtual Support During COVID-19

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is here for you! Speak one-on-one with an Information Specialist who can assist you through cancer treatment, financial and social challenges and give accurate, up-to-date disease, treatment and support information. Our Information Specialists are master's level oncology social workers, nurses and health educators. How to Contact an Information Specialist: Call: (800) 955-4572 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET) Leave a message 24/7...

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  5. Your Questions Answered About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Join us as two hematologist/oncologists on the LLS leadership team, and experts in the field of blood cancer, answer your questions and concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). Date: March 26, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Mountain Time 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time Speakers: Gwen Nichols, MD Chief Medical Officer The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP...

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  6. 10 Self-Care Tips to Cope with Isolation and Stress

    Whether you are self-quarantining or practicing social distancing, we all are adjusting to a new normal amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. As a patient or survivor, you might be experiencing feelings of isolation, uncertainty and anxiety. As a caregiver, you might be feeling overwhelmed with navigating your loved one’s care while looking after your own needs. And as a family member, you might be feeling unsure of how you ca...

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