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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.

    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
    Emerging Importance of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments in Communicating with Your Health Care Team

    Emerging Importance of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments in Communicating with Your Health Care Team

    * Overview of Your Health Care Team: Who Are the Members of Your Health Care Team
    * The Importance of Communication, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Emerging Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Tips to Improve Communication with Your Health Care Team
    * Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    * Do You Have the Needed Technology: Working with Your Doctor’s Office to Set-Up Needed Technology Before Your Appointment
    * Who to Include in These Appointments - Family Members, Partner, Long Distance Caregivers
    * Determining Three Key Questions at the Start of Your Appointment
    * Discussing Your Treatment Options, Side Effect/Pain Management & Clinical Trial Options
    * How Your Other Chronic Illnesses May Impact Your Cancer Treatment: Reducing Harmful Drug Interactions
    * Discussion of Adherence: Taking Your Treatment on Schedule
    * Your Follow-Up Appointments, Care & Questions between Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    * Who to Contact Evenings, Weekends & Holidays, with Their Contact Information
    * Balancing Your Quality of Life with Your Healthcare Needs
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

    Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

    * Overview of Common Eye & Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Cause & Risk Factors
    * Discussion of Common Eye & Vision Changes
    * Tips to Manage Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes, Blepharitis, Loss of Eyelashes, Floaters & Flashing Lights
    * The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team
    * Tips to Manage Low Vision
    * How Eye Products Can Help You Manage Eye & Visions Changes
    * Clinical Trials, in the Context of COVID-19
    * How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
    * Communicating with Your Health Care Team with Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    * Guidelines to Prepare for Eye Examinations, Follow-Up Care & Check-Ups
    * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Advances in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

    Advances in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

    - Overview of Colorectal Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
    - New & Emerging Treatment Approaches
    - Genomics: Predicting Response to Treatment
    - Role of Precision Medicine & Targeted Cancer Therapies
    - Clinical Trial Updates
    - Managing Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & Pain
    - Nutrition and Hydration Concerns and Tips
    - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
    - Quality-of-Life Concerns
    - Telehealth & Telemedicine Appointments
    - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Questions
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship

    Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship

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

    • 1 hr 3 min

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