Virtual workshop in Spanish on blood cancers

Having accurate and truthful information about a disease is essential so that those who suffer from it can make decisions to receive the appropriate treatment.

On January 13, the Society to Fight Leukemia and Lymphoma (LLS), in collaboration with the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, will carry out a virtual education program in Spanish on “Blood cancers and nutritional advice for patients ”.

In the informative program, Dr. Jacqueline C. Barrientos, Dr. Carlos A. López and registered nutritional dietitian Luz E. Valencia-Penagos will participate as presenters, who will be in charge of ensuring that the participants understand and learn about the different diagnoses of cancer of the the blood, the terminologies used in the treatments of these cancers, as well as knowing the resources that are available through the LLS. Healthy nutrition and hydration tips will also be given to treat the symptoms and treatment of blood cancer.

If you, a family member or an acquaintance suffer from this disease, join this virtual event of the LLS. Prior registration is required. You can do it online at

It is recommended to use a computer or mobile device using the Zoom application to access the webinar. If you do not have an email address to register, you can call Andrea Nangle, Patient and Community Outreach Manager, at (631) 370-7532.

This program, which received support provided by AstraZeneca, Epizyme, Genentech & Biogen and Takeda Oncology, will run from 6 pm to 7:30 pm (Eastern Time)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) -has a mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

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In this program, participants will learn about:

  • The different diagnoses of blood cancer
  • Healthy Nutrition and Hydration Tips for Treating Blood Cancer Symptoms and Treatment
  • Terminologies used in blood cancer treatments
  • Resources available through the LLS.