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how can a patient as well as their family and friends be helped with coping with sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Education: Education and genetic counseling helps to deal with the condition.
Answered on Jan 29, 2012
Dr. Michael Benjamin
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Start with the doc: Good question! if you are fortunate to have a comprehensive sickle cell program or organization, in your area, a phone call or visit to an event can help establish a connection. Some programs have dedicated social workers who work with family and friends to help with psychological and social aspects of the disease. If "coping" means specific problems, start with the hematologist and his staff.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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