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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Key Questions to Ask & Re-Ask Your Health Care Team about Adherence
  • The Critical Role of Caregivers in Adherence
  • The Importance of Adherence: Taking Your Treatment on Schedule
  • Discussion of Barriers to Taking Your Treatment & Pills on Schedule
  • Tips to Overcome These Barriers
  • Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions, Weekends, Travel, Special Occasions & Holidays
  • Practical Help from Family, Partners, Caregivers, and Others
  • The Role of the Pharmacy & Pharmacist in Reminding You about Prescription Refills
  • Suggestions for People Living with CLL & Their Caregivers to Cope with Taking Charge of Your Treatment Schedule
  • Necessary Support for the Caregivers
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Lindsey E. Roeker, MD

Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellow, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Guadalupe R. Palos, DrPH, MSW, RN

Clinical Research Manager, Division of Medical Affairs, Department of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN

Nurse Educator, Research and Practice Development, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Research Center


Patricia Koffman

Co-Founder and Executive Director, CLL Society Inc.


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 29, 2018.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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