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The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link presents: "Understanding & Coping with Chronic Graft versus Host Disease (cGvHD)"

Conference

A Free Telephone Conference & Podcast for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Survivors, Caregivers, Families, and their Health Care Professionals

Listen to our telephone conference recorded Tuesday,
November 1, 2011

To download an mp3 version of this podcast, click here.

Get it free on iTunes This podcast is available for free on iTunes.

After you view this podcast/webcast, please take this brief survey to help with planning future programs.

Telephone conference documents

Speakers:

  • Mary Flowers, MD
    Professor of Medicine, University of Washington,
    Director, Long Term Follow Up, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • Sandra Mitchell, PhD, CRNP
    Research Scientist, Outcomes Research Branch;
    Applied Research Program Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute,
    Bethesda, MD
  • Ellen Frank, PhD
    BMT Survivor Coping with cGvHD, Boston, MA

Topics:

  • What is cGvHD? What are its signs and symptoms?
  • How is cGvHD treated and managed?
    Principals of treatment and management of cGvHD
    When does cGvHD need systemic treatment and for how long?
    How long can you expect your transplant team to follow you?
  • What do I need to know about Emerging Treatments?
    Importance of clinical trials and current research
    Are specialty consultation centers an option for me?
  • How can I develop a personal plan to manage my chronic problems?
    Learn as much as you can.
    Develop a good treatment team locally (example: physical therapist, eye specialist, internist, etc.).
    Set realistic expectations.
  • What can I do to cope better emotionally?

Q & A Opportunity

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their support:

Meredith A. Cowden FoundationLeukemia & Lymphoma Society

Happy 2nd Birthday! We want to recognize survivors on the date of their transplant anniversary
View Informative Webcasts: Coping with Chronic Graft vs. Host Disease in Adults and Children; Impact of Cancer & BMT on Spouse-Caregivers
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