The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) sponsors free community-based education programs designed for patients and their families.
National and local experts, including doctors and other healthcare professionals, lead these programs, described below. They offer education and information that will deepen the public's understanding of treatment options and strengthen decision-making and coping skills related to the many aspects of survivorship.
Contact your local LLSC office for a full listing of programs in your region.
Welcome Back: Working Together to Support the Cancer Survivor at School
Modern cancer therapies often work miracles, but they can cause long-term problems in patients, particularly children and young adults. Many young patients who undergo chemotherapy and radiation, for example, experience long-term cognitive and emotional effects. This program discusses:
- common cancers and treatments affecting young people
- challenges for survivors as they return to school, continue their education and progress through young adulthood
- laws that protect the rights of cancer survivors who are children, adolescents or young adults
- strategies to help meet students' short- and long-term educational needs
- resources that support schools and families, including those from LLSC
Please contact your local LLSC office to find out more about this program including registration.