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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.

    For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Merkel Cell Carcinoma During the Holidays

    For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Merkel Cell Carcinoma During the Holidays

    - The Important Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team
    - Caring for the Person with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    - Helping to Manage Your Loved One’s Treatment, including Adherence
    - Coping with Holidays, Special Occasions, Anniversaries and Birthdays
    - Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions
    - Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving
    - Self-Care Tips
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Care for Your Bones During & After Cancer Treatment: Tips to Improve Bone Health

    Care for Your Bones During & After Cancer Treatment: Tips to Improve Bone Health

    - Overview of Bone Health
    - Imaging & Diagnostic Tests to Measure Your Bone Density
    - Guidelines to Manage Bone Health & Bone Metastases
    - Tips for Taking Care of Your Bones
    - Prescription Medication to Improve Your Bone Health
    - Treatment Choices, including Clinical Trials
    - Tips to Reduce Bone Complications & Fractures
    - Controlling Pain & Side Effects
    - How Exercise & Physical Therapy Make a Difference
    - Dental Care During & After Treatment
    - The Role of Nutrition
    - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr
    Treatment Perspectives on Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)

    Treatment Perspectives on Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)

    - What is Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)
    - Symptoms of Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    - Diagnosis & Staging
    - Current Standard of Care for Early Stage Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    - Treatment for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    - Clinical Trial Updates
    - Managing Side Effects & Pain
    - Key Questions to Ask the MCC Specialists on Your Health Care Team
    - Communication Tips
    - Preparing for Your Appointments and Follow-Up Care
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Preventing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

    Preventing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

    * Why Some Chemotherapy Agents Cause: Nausea and/or Vomiting
    * How Health Care Teams Approach Prevention of: Nausea and/or Vomiting
    * Prevention Strategies
    * The Role of the Oncology Nurse in Preventing Side Effects
    * Current Research Directions to Improve Control of: Nausea and/or Vomiting
    * New Agents
    * The Importance of Clinical Trials
    * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Participating in Decisions about Your Care

    Participating in Decisions about Your Care

    * Coping with the Practical, Social & Emotional Challenges of Cancer
    * How a Cancer Diagnosis Affects Family, Partners & Loved ones
    * Selecting a Cancer Care Team & Treatment Facility
    * What to do when Presented with Multiple Treatment Options
    * When & How to Seek a Second Opinion
    * Getting Copies of Your Medical Reports
    * Anticipating, Preventing & Managing Treatment Side Effects
    * Understanding Treatment Choices, Follow-Up Care Plan & Survivorship Care Plan
    * Self-Care Tips
    * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 3 min
    New Trends in Cancer Survivorship

    New Trends in Cancer Survivorship

    * The Cancer Survivor Perspective
    * Managing Post Treatment Side Effects/Late Effects
    * Coping with Fear of Recurrence & Distress
    * Quality-of-Life Concerns
    * Treatment Summaries
    * Survivorship Care Plan
    * Follow-Up with Your Oncologist and Primary Care Doctor
    * The Benefits of Communicating with Your Health Care Team
    * Determining What is Important to You
    * Clinical Trials on Cancer Survivorship
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 5 min

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