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Dr. Leonard’s Top Ten List on Lymphoma

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Dr. John Leonard is a top lymphoma researcher, a dedicated educator of both patients and fellow physicians and a great communicator.

His fun take with the “Top 10 Things Lymphoma Patients Need to Know” is obviously modeled after the long running gag on David Letterman’s Late Show.

His lecture was originally presented at the LRF’s (Lymphoma Research Foundation) North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma held October 3-4, 2015 in New York City, NY.

But why should we CLL/SLL patients learn about lymphomas?

Because any cancer that originates in the lymphocytes is called a lymphoma. That would include us, whether or not our cancer has spilled into our blood as in CLL or is confined to our lymph nodes as in SLL. CLL is both a leukemia and a lymphoma.

His slideshow provides a fun and useful perspective, allowing us to take a step back and appreciate how our CLL/SLL fits into the whole lymphoma puzzle. It can guide us in understanding some of the newest therapies and research.

This short video gives a concise, patient-friendly overview of the group of cancers collectively known as lymphomas. It offers a helpful step-by-step approach that answers ten important questions, asked and unasked, about our disease.

Thanks again to LRF for posting this presentation. As part of our mission to meet the unmet needs of the CLL/SLL community, we love to share great material from other trustworthy sites. No need to reinvent the wheel.

You can view Dr. Leonard’s presentation from the LRF meeting here.

Brian Koffman, MD  April 18, 2016