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Music Or at Leas t the Blues After a CLL (chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) Diagnosis

By Bkoffman
Music or at  leas t the blues after a CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) diagnosisFriends,
We are doing something entirely different- a feel good musical story of triumph after diagnosis and treatment.
This week in the Living Well with CLL/Taking Charge section of our website, we’ve posted an article highlighting a Canadian CLL patient living in Nova Scotia, Derek Caine, (aka Little Derek) who despite his diagnosis, expanded his world to include music and composition. You can read more about his story and listen to his musical endeavors here.
There are some great learning opportunities coming up:
NEW – May 19th WEBCAST at 1:00 PM EDT: Hosted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this 90 minute webcast on CLL will cover the latest information on CLL. Dr. Susan O’Brien from University of California, Irvine is the speaker and she will do a super job. Find out more information and register here.
May 14th at 9:30 AM in New York City, NY: Living Well With CLL is an educational conference in Manhattan hosted by Patient Power. You can find out more information and register here.There is no charge to attend.
May 21st at 7:30 AM in Needham, MA: The Lymphoma Workshop: Understanding Lymphoma Basics and Current Treatment Options will be hosted by the Lymphoma Research Foundation. You can find out more information and register here. There is no charge to attend.
June 16th at 6 PM in Salt Lake City, UT: The Lymphoma Research Foundation will be hosting Updates on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma as part of their Ask the Doctor series. You can find out more information and register here.There is no charge to attend.
In early June, I am off to EHA and honored to be speaking in front off the European hematology community, sharing the stage with Drs. Jeff Jones and Paulo Ghia and Stefan Stilgenbauer on the topic: The evolution of CLL management – is it time to re-evaluate our approach? I am bringing our small crew and will report the latest news.
In the meantime….
Stay strong.
We are all in this together.
Brian Koffman, MD
Volunteer Medical Director of the CLL Society
http://bkoffman.blogspot.comIf you want a personal response, or just want to stay in touch, please email me at [email protected] I have no other way of contacting. Thanks. Stay strong. After all, we are all in this together. And please visit our website: for the latest news and information.

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