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CancerCare's free Connect Education Workshops are a way for people to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of their home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information in these workshops to help you and your loved ones better understand and cope with your cancer diagnosis, treatment options, quality-of-life concerns, treatment side effects, pain management, doctor-patient communication and other important topics.

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CancerCare's free Connect Education Workshops are a way for people to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of their home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information in these workshops to help you and your loved ones better understand and cope with your cancer diagnosis, treatment options, quality-of-life concerns, treatment side effects, pain management, doctor-patient communication and other important topics.

    Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

    Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

    Overview of Common Eye & Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments
    Cause & Risk Factors
    Discussion of Common Eye & Vision Changes
    Tips to Manage Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes, Blepharitis, Loss of Eyelashes, Floaters & Flashing Lights
    The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team
    Tips to Manage Low Vision
    How Eye Products Can Help You Manage Eye & Vision Changes
    Clinical Trials
    Communication with Your Health Care Team
    Guidelines for Eye Examinations & Check-Ups
    Communicating with the Health Care Team with Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes
    Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
    Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

    Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

    Discussion of the Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
    Current Standard of Care, including Clinical Trial Updates
    New Treatment Approaches
    The Role of Transplantation
    Preventing & Managing Treatment Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & Pain
    Reducing Complications of Bone Disease
    Talking with Your Treatment Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
    The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointment, in the Context of COVID-19
    Lifestyle, Physical Activity & Balance Concerns, with Practical Tips & Guidelines
    Roadmap to prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes
    Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 59 min
    Update from the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

    Update from the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

    * Overview of Blood Cancers, in the Context of COVID-19
    * New Research Presented at ASH
    * Disease-Specific Treatment Updates from ASH on:
    * Lymphoma
    * Multiple Myeloma
    * Leukemia
    * Myeloproliferative Disorders
    * The Role of Precision Medicine & Clinical Trials
    * The Increasing Role of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments
    * Guidelines to Prepare for These Appointments to Increase Their Benefits, including Technology, List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
    * Key Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns & Goal of Care
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Preventing, Managing & Treating Infection in Adults Living with Cancer

    Preventing, Managing & Treating Infection in Adults Living with Cancer

    * Overview of Infection, Its Prevention, Management & Treatment in People Living with Cancer
    * Understanding Drug-Resistant Infection & Cancer
    * Causes & Risk Factors for Infections
    * Why People Living with Cancer May Be More Prone to Infection
    * Know Your Risk of Infection
    * What is AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)?
    * Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
    * Signs of Infection
    * Parts of the Body Most Likely to Get Infection
    * Watching For & Preventing Infection in People Living with Cancer
    * The Role of Vaccinations & Flu Shots
    * How Drug-Resistant Infections May be Treated at Home
    * Working with Your Health Care Team to Prevent Your Risk of Infection
    * The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
    * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Follow-Up Care
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 58 min
    Clinical Trials: How They Transform the Treatment of Cancer

    Clinical Trials: How They Transform the Treatment of Cancer

    * Overview of Clinical Trials and Why They Are Important, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Understanding Your Treatment Options, including Clinical Trials
    * Concerns about Participating in Clinical Trials
    * Types of Clinical Trials
    * What Happens in a Clinical Trial?
    * The Meaning of Informed Consent
    * Benefits and Risks of Participation, in the Context of COVID-19
    * How and Where Clinical Trials are Conducted
    * How to Participate in Clinical Trials
    * Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trial Participation, in the Context of COVID-19
    * The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    * Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions & OpenNotes Discussion
    * Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 8 min
    What’s New in Precision Medicine

    What’s New in Precision Medicine

    * Understanding Precision Medicine: Overview & Value of Precision Medicine
    * How Precision Medicine is Different from Targeted Treatments?
    * Precision Medicine’s Role in Informing Treatment Decisions: Predicting Response to Treatment
    * The Role of Precision Medicine in Deciding the Treatment for Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Colon Cancer & Breast Cancer
    * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Precision Medicine & Its Benefits
    * The Role of the Pathologist
    * OpenNotes - Asking Your Healthcare Team & Pathologist to Help You Understand OpenNotes
    * The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    * How Precision Medicine Contributes to Treatment Options & Quality of Life
    * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & Prepared List of Questions on Precision Medicine & OpenNotes
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 16 min

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