If You Heard My Mom Scheduling My Appointments, No You Didn't:
Taking Charge of Your Cancer Care

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time


Program Details

Receiving a cancer diagnosis at any age is a lot to handle, but it can be especially intimidating for young people to process. It's okay to feel angry, stressed, and uncertain about the future. You may be wondering: What questions should I ask my doctor? How does health insurance even work? What if the cost of treatment isn’t covered? ​

No matter where you are in your cancer journey – it's never too late to speak up about your needs. Learn how to play an active role in your own healthcare by building up the confidence needed to become your strongest advocate. ​

Join LLS for a panel discussion about these topics and more with survivors and experts in the field of self-advocacy and health insurance literacy for AYA patients and survivors. We encourage you to come with questions and leave with lots of relevant information to help with the choices that lie ahead. 



Amy Belluomini
AYA Cancer Survivor




Kendall Burton, LSW, MPH
Social Work Care Manager

Rush University Medical Center


Nicole Jolicoeur, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Triage Cancer


Vince Miceli
AYA Cancer Survivor


Samantha Nicholson, MPH
Patient & Community Outreach Intern

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Graduate Student
Northern Illinois University School of Public Health



Optimal viewing for this program is on a computer or mobile device using the Zoom application. Audio only is an option.
Email required to registerand participate in the program. If you do not have a valid email address, please call Lauren Erbach Barnfield at 312-568-7728.



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