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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.

    Diverse Populations Participating in Decisions about Your Care with Your Health Care Team

    Diverse Populations Participating in Decisions about Your Care with Your Health Care Team

    - How Being a Member of Diverse Communities May Impact Your Access to Oncology Care, Treatment, Management of Treatment Side Effects & Pain Management
    - What to Expect from Your Relationship with Your Health Care Team: Is Your Health Care Team Providing You with Equitable, Excellent Care
    - What to Consider When Selecting a Cancer Care Team & Treatment Facility - Language Spoken & Diversity of the Health Care Team
    - What Is Cultural Humility & How Your Care Team Practices Cultural Humility
    - When to Seek a Second Opinion: Finding the Best Care
    - How to Request Copies of Treatment & Pathology Reports - Your Encounter Notes
    - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Your Treatment Plan
    - How to Self-Advocate with Health Care Staff: Language Spoken, Disability Services & Other Barriers to Health Equity
    - Health Literacy: How to Become More Knowledgeable & Satisfied With Your Care
    - Your Important Role in Shared Decision-Making
    - Tips to Communicate with Your Health Care Team to Determine If They are the Best Team for You
    - Guidelines to Improve Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 57 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 & Its Variants
    - 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 & Its Variants
    - 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 1 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 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 & OpenNotes
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Taking Your Pills on Schedule: Why It Is So Important in Managing Cancer

    Taking Your Pills on Schedule: Why It Is So Important in Managing Cancer

    - Overview of Cancer Treatments
    - Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule
    - Its Important Role in Managing Cancer
    - Barriers to Taking Your Pills
    - Practical Tips to Overcome These Barriers, including Family, Partners & Others
    - Computer, Tablet & Phone Reminders including Emails, Texts & Apps
    - Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions, Weekends, Travel & Holidays
    - Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Adherence
    - Reminders from Your Pharmacy & Pharmacist
    - Clinical Trials on Adherence
    - The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 58 min
    Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship

    Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship

    - Overview of Cancer Survivorship, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants
    - Managing Post Treatment Side Effects/Late Effects
    - Quality-of-Life Concerns
    - Fear of Recurrence
    - Finding Your New Normal
    - The Importance of Treatment Summaries
    - The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    - Follow-Up with Your Oncologist & Primary Care Doctor
    - Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Survivorship Questions & Concerns
    - Guidelines for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 59 min
    Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy

    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 with Guidelines for Follow-Up Care
    - Managing Rash & Dry Skin
    - Tips to Cope with Flu-Like Symptoms, including Fever
    - Dealing with Fatigue
    - Controlling Diarrhea
    - Reporting Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort to the Health Care Team
    - Tips to Manage Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort
    - The Role of Lifestyle, Activity & Exercise in Managing Treatment Side Effects
    - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
    - The Increasing Role of Telehealth & Telemedicine
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr

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