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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.

    Caring for Your Loved One with Cancer

    Caring 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
    - Challenges of Caregivers for Cancer Survivors
    - 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
    - The Increasing Role of Telemedicine Appointments
    - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & Prepared List of Questions
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 56 min
    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 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 6 min
    Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer

    Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer

    * Overview of Immunotherapy, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Harnessing the Immune System in Treating Cancer
    * Clinical Trial Updates
    * How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
    * Examples of Immunotherapy in Prevention, Treatment and Recurrence Prevention of Cancer
    * Cancer Vaccines
    * Reporting Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort to the Health Care Team
    * Follow-Up Care: What to Expect
    * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Questions
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 59 min
    What’s New in Diagnostic Technologies for People Living with Solid Cancer Tumors

    What’s New in Diagnostic Technologies for People Living with Solid Cancer Tumors

    * Definition of Diagnostic Technologies for People Living with Solid Cancer Tumors, in the Context of COVID-19
    * How Diagnostic Technologies Work & Are Used
    * Examples of How Diagnostic Technologies Inform/Transform the Treatment of Solid Cancer Tumors
    * Predicting Hereditary Risk
    * Diagnostic Technologies, Targeted Therapies & Precision Medicine
    * Clinical Trial Updates, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Their Benefits
    * Current Application for People Living with Solid Cancer Tumors
    * The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 5 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, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule
    * Its Important Role in Managing Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Barriers to Taking Your Pills
    * Practical Tips to Overcome These Barriers, including Family, Partners and Others
    * Computer, Tablet and Phone Reminders including Emails, Texts, and Apps
    * Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions, Weekend, Special Occasions and Holidays
    * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Adherence
    * Reminders from Your Pharmacy and Pharmacist
    * Clinical Trials on Adherence, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Telehealth & Telemedicine Appointments
    * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Questions
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Update on Clinical Trials: How They Work

    Update on Clinical Trials: How They Work

    * 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 Can You Participate in a Clinical Trial
    * Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trial Participation, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    * Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Questions
    * Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 14 min

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