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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 Side Effects of Immunotherapy

    Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy

    * How the Side Effects of Immunotherapy Differ from Chemotherapy Side Effects
    * Review of Potential Side Effects
    * How to Manage Them
    * Guidelines for Follow-Up Care
    * Managing Rash & Dry Skin
    * Tips to Cope with Flu-Like Symptoms, including Fever
    * Dealing with Fatigue
    * Controlling Diarrhea
    * Quality-of-Life Concerns
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer

    Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer

    * Overview of Immunotherapy
    * Harnessing the Immune System in Treating Cancer
    * Clinical Trial Updates
    * How Research Contributes to Your Treating Options
    * Examples of Immunotherapy in Prevention, Treatment & Recurrence Prevention of Cancer
    * Cancer Vaccines
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 56 min
    For Caregivers: Care Coordination for Your Loved One Living with Cancer and Other Health Problems

    For Caregivers: Care Coordination for Your Loved One Living with Cancer and Other Health Problems

    * Role of Caregivers in Care Coordination for People Living with Cancer & Other Health Problems
    * Tips for Communicating with the Health Care Team about Care Coordination
    * What Research Tells Us about Caregivers, including Long Distance Caregivers
    * Coordinating Your Loved One’s Care & Follow-Up Appointments
    * Discussion of Adherence – Taking Your Pills on Schedule
    * Planning Ahead with Your Pharmacist – Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions & Planning for Visitors, Weekends, Special Occasions, Travel & Holidays
    * Accessing Resources for the Cost of Care, including Homecare
    * Finding the Practical Help You Need: Co-Pay Foundations and Federal, State & Local Programs
    * Legal Advocacy Tips for Caregivers
    * Learning How to Appeal Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & Provider Denials
    * Other Resources: VA Benefits & FMLA
    * Tips on Choosing Community & Medical Resources to Improve Your Quality-of-Life
    * Time Saving Self-Care & Advocacy Tips for Caregivers
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer

    The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer

    * New & Emerging Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    * Protecting Yourself & Loved Ones from COVID-19, including Risk Factors
    * Working with the Health Care Team to Minimize Your & Your Loved Ones Exposure to COVID-19
    * If Diagnosed with COVID-19, Discussing Treatment Options & Supportive Care
    * Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Goals of Care & Health Care Directives
    * Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses Related to COVID-19
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Caregiving for Your Loved One with Cancer

    Caregiving for Your Loved One with Cancer

    - Definition of a Caregiver
    - What Research Tells Us About Caregivers’ Well Being
    - Caregiving for an Older Adult
    - Caregiving for a Younger Adult
    - Couples, Partners, Siblings and Friends
    - Family, Partner and Friend Communication
    - Care Coordination Challenges & Tips
    - Stresses on Family, Partners, Friends & Loved Ones
    - Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions
    - Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions
    - Long-Distance Caregiving
    - Practical Tips for Managing Caregivers’ Stress
    - Strategies for Self-Care
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 7 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
    * Your Relationship with Your Health Care Team
    * How to Get Copies of Your Medical Reports
    * How to Anticipate, Prevent & Manage Side Effects of Treatment
    * Understanding Your Treatment Choices and Follow-Up Care Plan
    * Your Survivorship Care Plan
    * Tips on Advocating with Your Health Care Team
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 58 min

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