The Importance of Front-Loading Your Knowledge During the Early Journey of CLL/SLL

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

9:30 AM PT / 10:30 AM MT / 11:30 AM CT / 12:30 PM ET (duration 90 minutes)


Upon diagnosis most people with CLL/SLL are told that they don’t need to immediately start any treatment and instead they will be closely monitored. This can be extremely puzzling and counterintuitive when you have just been told you have cancer. This early monitoring phase of the CLL/SLL journey in which treatment is not yet recommended is usually referred to as either ‘Active Observation’ or ‘Watch and Wait’.

CLL/SLL is an extremely complicated chronic disease to understand, and there is so much to learn! Please join CLL Specialist, Dr. Joanna Rhodes as she explains diagnostic and prognostic testing, the importance of obtaining vaccinations before disease progression, managing emotions and anxiety after finding out you have blood cancer, and other tips for maintaining your overall health. CLL Patient Advocate Stephen Feldman will share important resources and help moderate your questions.


Robyn Brumble, MSN, RN
Director of Scientific Affairs & Research
CLL Society


Moderator & Speaker:

Stephen Feldman
CLL Patient Advocate


Joanna M. Rhodes, MD, MSCE
Director, CLL Research and Treatment Center
Northwell Health

Advanced Questions:

Ask your question in advance of the event by emailing [email protected] by April 10th. Please include “Early CLL/SLL Journey Webinar” in the subject line.

Questions asked in advance are provided to the speaker in preparation for the event. Questions that are applicable to more than one person and written more broadly have a higher chance of being asked by the moderator.

This program was made possible by generous donors and grant support from BeiGene.