Patient Education

Patient Education

Patient-focused tear sheets produced by ASH in collaboration with patient organizations

February 2017: Navigating Clinical Trials

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
A clinical trial is a controlled research study conducted by doctors and medical researchers to improve the care and treatment of people who have...

March 2016: Understanding Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer. The two main forms of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Mantle cell lymphoma...

November 2015: Sickle Cell Trait and Blood, Organ, and Tissue Donation

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
People with sickle cell trait can donate blood, organ, and tissues. Yet, fear and commonly held misperceptions keep them from donating to those whose...

Patient Education: Women and the Risk of Blood Clots

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Nearly 900,000 people are affected by blood clots each year, leading to approximately 100,000 blood clot-related deaths annually. Dangerous blood clots such as deep-vein...

August 2015: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

Saturday, November 12th, 2016
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) are cancers that affect the same lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. CLL and...

Patient Education: The Pediatric Patient Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disorder in the United States, with about 100,000 American who have the disease and another...

March 2015: What is Multiple Myeloma?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, is the second most common blood cancer in the United States. There has been great progress in the development...

May 2015: How Does Cancer Develop?

Friday, October 7th, 2016
Nearly one out of every two Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in his or her lifetime, and worldwide, cancer incidence is predicted to...

May 2016: Understanding Transplant in Lymphoma

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), also called stem cell or bone marrow transplantation, is a treatment option for patients with blood cancers such as leukemia,...

Patient Education: Understanding Bone and Blood Marrow Transplants

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside the bones that makes blood-forming cells known as blood stem cells. These grow into red blood cells...

Current Issue

March 2017, Volume 3, Issue 4

This issue takes a look at diversity in the medical education system, provides a hematology drug pipeline update, and more.