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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. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Dr. Michael Benjamin
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Dr. Indu Lal
Pediatrics

In brief: Education

Education and genetic counseling helps to deal with the condition.

In brief: Education

Education and genetic counseling helps to deal with the condition.
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal
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