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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 the Cost of Living with Cancer

    Managing the Cost of Living with Cancer

    * Understanding the Costs of Living with Cancer
    * Managing the Medical and Indirect Costs of Treatment
    * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Financial Concerns
    * Understanding the Benefits and Limitations of Your Health Coverage
    * Tips on Appealing Medical Insurance Claims and Provider Denials
    * Understanding and Accessing Financial and Co-Pay Assistance Programs
    * Emotional and Social Impact of the Costs of Treatment and Follow-Up Care
    * Finding Resources for Financial Help, including Federal, State, Local & Veteran Resources
    * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Your Financial Concerns
    * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments to Decrease Your Exposure to COVID-19
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Highlights from the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting: Unite and Conquer: Accelerating Progress Together

    Highlights from the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting: Unite and Conquer: Accelerating Progress Together

    * How ASCO Contributes to the Treatment of Cancer
    * Lung Cancer
    * Colorectal Cancer
    * Pancreas Cancer
    * Lymphoma
    * Leukemia
    * Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
    * Melanoma
    * Wrap-Up of Part II

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Veterans Living with Cancer

    Veterans Living with Cancer

    * Updates for Veterans Living with Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Post-Traumatic Stress, Pain Management & Survivorship
    * Adherence to Treatment Plans
    * Taking Your Treatment on Schedule
    * Coordinating Doctor Visits, Transportation & Daily Schedules
    * Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
    * Suggestions to Overcome Barriers in Coordinating Care in Different Health Care Settings
    * Stresses on Caregivers in Coordinating Care
    * Long Distance Caregivers
    * Self-Care Tips for Veterans Living with Cancer and Their Loved Ones
    * Helpful Hints in Communicating with Your Health Care Team and Health Care Providers with Guidelines to Prepare for Telemedicine/Telehealth Visits with Your Health Care Team
    * Finding and Using Practical Resources, including Veteran Specific Resources
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Treatment Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule – Why It Is So Important

    Treatment Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule – Why It Is So Important

    * Overview of Cancer Treatments, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Treatment on Schedule
    * Its Important Role in Managing Cancer
    * Barriers to Taking Your Treatment
    * Practical Tips to Overcome These Barriers, including Travel, Cost, Family, Partners & Others
    * Computer, Tablet & Phone Reminders, including Emails, Texts & Apps
    * Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Arranging for Appointments, Refilling Prescriptions
    * Weekends, Travel & Holidays
    * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Assistance with Adherence
    * Reminders from Your Medical Team, Pharmacy & Pharmacist
    * Clinical Trial Adherence
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Understanding Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers

    Understanding Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers

    * Overview and Definition of Diagnostic Technologies & Biomarkers, in the Context of COVID-19
    * How Diagnostic Technologies & Biomarkers Shape & Improve Treatment Decisions
    * Why the Molecular Portrait of Cancer is Important
    * The Role of the Pathologist
    * Benefits of Diagnostic Technologies, Biomarkers & Precision Medicine
    * Predicting Response to Treatment
    * Clinical Trials: How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
    * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
    * Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth Appointments with Your Health Care Team
    * Quality-of-Life Concerns & The Role of Social Distancing in Decreasing Your Exposure to COVID-19
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 1 min
    What are Biosimilars? Understanding Their Role in Cancer Treatment: Current and Future Perspectives

    What are Biosimilars? Understanding Their Role in Cancer Treatment: Current and Future Perspectives

    * What are Biosimilars? Understanding Their Role in Cancer Treatment: Current and Future Perspectives, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Overview and Definition of Biosimilars
    * The Difference Between Biosimilars and Generic Drugs
    * How Biosimilars Work and Their Use
    * Examples of Biosimilars
    * Implications in Managing the Cost of Cancer Treatment
    * Finding Sources of Financial Assistance
    * Clinical Trials: How Biosimilars’ Research Contributes to Treatment Options
    * The Benefits of Biosimilars
    * Current Use in the Care of People Living with Cancer
    * Manufacturing and Safety Issues
    * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Biosimilars
    * Current and Future Perspectives
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 1 min

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