Getting a diagnosis of blood cancer is a lot to process in general. Then a new foreign language gets thrown at you with all the new terminology, labs, tests/procedures, and medications. It can be overwhelming and sometimes you just don’t know where to start. I am starting a new class called Blood Cancer 101 to teach you the basics of what blood cancer is, what the terminology means, and help you decipher this new language your doctor is speaking. Whether you are a patient, a caregiver, or you just know someone that has blood cancer, this class is for you. Understanding the basics will not only help you better understand the specifics of your particular disease but it will also help ease some of your anxiety about all these new unknowns.
The first class is on February 16th from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. in the Cvetko Center (suite 200) at Baylor Scott & White in the Sammons Building. Come join me and start to understand what is going on in your body!
Kelsey will be writing a monthly blog post in order to keep you informed of the different opportunities LLS and Baylor are co-sponsoring. Introduce yourself to her the next time you are at Baylor.
Kelsey Thompson is a Patient Advocate for the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She understands the patient experience as a blood and marrow transplant registered nurse. She is based at Baylor University Medical Center in the Cvetko Center. She meets with patients and their families after receiving a blood cancer diagnosis.