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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.

    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
    The 9/11 Community, Cancer & COVID-19

    The 9/11 Community, Cancer & COVID-19

    * Overview of Cancer, in the 9/11 Community, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Living with Cancer, Co-Morbid Health Problems & Long-Term Effects of 9/11
    * Understanding Post Traumatic Stress, in the 9/11 Community, while Coping with the Pandemic
    * Discussion of COVID-19, 9/11 & Cancer in the 9/11 Community: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Concerns
    * Cost of Health Care & General/Practical Financial Worries
    * Strategies & Resources to Cope with Financial, Practical, Emotional & Personal Concerns
    * The World Trade Center Health Program & 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: How to Register
    * For the 911 Community: Support Groups, Financial Assistance, Practical Help & Case Management
    * Review of Resources to Help the 911 Community Living with Cancer & Other Health Issues, including Respiratory Illnesses, during COVID-19
    * Key Tips & Strategies to Manage Your Stress
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr
    How Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers Improve Treatment Decisions for People Living with Cancer

    How Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers Improve Treatment Decisions for People Living with Cancer

    * Overview of Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers, in the Context of COVID-19
    * How These Technologies Improve Treatment Decisions
    * Why the Molecular Portrait of Cancer is Important
    * The Role of the Pathologist
    * Benefits of Diagnostic Technologies, Biomarkers and Precision Medicine
    * Predicting Response to Treatment
    * Clinical Trials: How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
    * Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
    * The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    * Quality-of-Life Concerns
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 7 min
    What We Now Know about COVID-19: Revised Guidelines for People Living with Cancer

    What We Now Know about COVID-19: Revised Guidelines for People Living with Cancer

    - What We Know and Don’t Know about COVID-19
    - Effects of COVID-19 on People Living with Cancer
    - Where to Find Reliable Information Regarding this Pandemic & Its Treatment
    - How to Currently Protect Yourself & Loved Ones from COVID-19
    - Social Distancing, Masks & Gloves
    - Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments to Reduce Your Exposure to COVID-19
    - How to Prepare for Your Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments
    - Coping with Increasing “Self-Quarantine Fatigue”
    - Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Your Wishes & Health Care Directives
    - How Might a Vaccine Work
    - Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses Related to COVID-19 & Cancer
    - Helping Children During this Pandemic
    - Self-Care & Stress Management Suggestions
    - Questions to Ask Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Cancer and Flu Shots

    Cancer and Flu Shots

    * Overview of Flu Vaccines, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Why Flu Vaccine Equity Has Never Been More Important for People Living with Cancer
    * Taking Your Flu Vaccine on Schedule: Adherence
    * Communicating with Diverse Patient Populations about the Important Role of Flu Vaccines
    * Concerns about Safety of Flu Shots
    * Benefits of Flu Shots
    * The Increasing Role of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments
    * Suggestions to Prepare for These Appointments to Increase Their Benefit for You
    * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Flu Shots
    * Questions to Ask Our Panel of Experts

    • 59 min
    Caregiving for Your Loved One Living with Cancer

    Caregiving for Your Loved One Living with Cancer

    * Definition of a Caregiver
    * Caregiving & Social Distancing
    * What Research Tells Us About: Caregiving for an Older Adult & Caregiving for a Younger Adult
    * Talking with Each Other about Shared Expectations
    * The Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team
    * Care Coordination, Challenges & Tips
    * Stresses on Family, Partners, Friends & Loved Ones
    * Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions
    * Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Long-Distance Caregiving
    * Practical Tips for Managing Caregivers’ Stress
    * Key Strategies for Self-Care
    * Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments to Decrease Your Exposure to COVID-19
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 5 min

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