Cancer Resources

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Ryan Sweeney July 11, 2019

The society provides patient financial aid for specified treatment expenses and transportation, family support groups, First Connection (a professionally supervised peer support program), referrals and school re-entry materials.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is committed to providing information, resources and support to those affected by blood cancers.

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.

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with a blood cancer, you may find it helpful to speak with someone who has gone through a similar experience and learned how to manage the same disease you’re trying to cope with each day. The Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program is a free service of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) that matches patients and their loved ones with trained peer volunteers who have shared similar experiences.

First Connection peer volunteers are in a unique position to provide support and community resource information to others facing a similar cancer diagnosis. Patients and their family members are matched with peer volunteers based on diagnosis, age, gender and other factors that might create a mutual understanding and ease of communication. Peer volunteers are trained in basic counseling skills, are regularly updated about LLS and community resources, and are committed to confidentiality.

The program gives patients and family members the opportunity to share experiences with someone who has “been through it,” and obtain valuable information about LLS and the other resources available to support them.Applying for health insurance or filing health insurance claims can be a full-time job and extremely overwhelming to patients, their caregivers and families. There are many excellent guides and tools available to help in working through these challenges and determining which resources are available to them.The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers the following financial assistance programs to help individuals with blood cancer.