As vital members of the care team, patients need to know what to expect and how to be an active participant in their care.

From the initial consultation to all follow-up appointments related to your disease, being educated reduces anxiety and provides a sense of control and hope. The Benign Hematology Program gives patients and their families a variety of educational options tailored to individual learning styles. Educational opportunities are delivered through one-on-one teaching by coordinators, physicians, financial liaisons, social workers, pharmacists and nursing staff, as well as through written educational information. 

Additional resources you may receive from your nurse are listed below. 

Thrombosis and Blood Clots

  • Things to Know When Taking Warfarin (Coumadin®)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Books

  • Myeloma
  • Blood Transfusions
  • CML

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Pamphlets

  • Essential Thrombocythemia (for patients that want more in-depth info)
  • Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
  • Polycythemia Vera

National Cancer Institute Book

  • Chemotherapy and You

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation Books

  • Your Guide to Understanding MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndromes)(Also have available: What to Expect From Treatment and MDS Drug Therapies)
  • Your Guide to Understanding Aplastic Anemia
  • Your Guide to Understanding PNH (Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria)
  • Your Guide to Living Well with Bone Marrow Failure Diseases

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