Leukemia Society Offers Patients Peer Counseling

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Oncology NEWS InternationalOncology NEWS International Vol 5 No 10
Volume 5
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NEW YORK--The Leukemia Society of America has launched First Connection, a pilot program for helping newly diagnosed leukemia patients and their families receive counseling and information in the initial hours after diagnosis. Patients will be visited by a specially trained peer volunteer who has gone through a similar experience.

NEW YORK--The Leukemia Society of America has launched First Connection,a pilot program for helping newly diagnosed leukemia patientsand their families receive counseling and information in the initialhours after diagnosis. Patients will be visited by a speciallytrained peer volunteer who has gone through a similar experience.

Funded by a grant from Roche Labs, this free service will be offeredin Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Columbia, SC, Birmingham, Charlotte,and St. Louis.

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