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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.

    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
    Preventing and Managing Infections in Adults Living with Cancer

    Preventing and Managing Infections in Adults Living with Cancer

    * Overview of Infection, Its Prevention & Management in People Living with Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Causes & Risk Factors for Infections
    * Why People Living with Cancer May Be More Prone to Infection
    * Know Your Risk of Infection
    * What is AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)?
    * Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Antimicrobial Resistance
    * Signs of Infection
    * Parts of the Body Most Likely to Get Infection
    * Watching For & Preventing Infection in People Living with Cancer
    * The Role of Vaccinations & Flu Shots
    * Working with Your Health Care Team to Prevent Your Risk of Infection
    * 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 4 min
    Managing the Cost of Living with Cancer

    Managing the Cost of Living with Cancer

    * Understanding the Costs of Living with Cancer
    * Managing the Medical and Indirect Costs of Treatment
    * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Financial Concerns
    * Understanding the Benefits and Limitations of Your Health Coverage
    * Tips on Appealing Medical Insurance Claims and Provider Denials
    * Understanding and Accessing Financial and Co-Pay Assistance Programs
    * Emotional and Social Impact of the Costs of Treatment and Follow-Up Care
    * Finding Resources for Financial Help, including Federal, State, Local & Veteran Resources
    * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Your Financial Concerns
    * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments to Decrease Your Exposure to COVID-19
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Veterans Living with Cancer

    Veterans Living with Cancer

    * Updates for Veterans Living with Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Post-Traumatic Stress, Pain Management & Survivorship
    * Adherence to Treatment Plans
    * Taking Your Treatment on Schedule
    * Coordinating Doctor Visits, Transportation & Daily Schedules
    * Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
    * Suggestions to Overcome Barriers in Coordinating Care in Different Health Care Settings
    * Stresses on Caregivers in Coordinating Care
    * Long Distance Caregivers
    * Self-Care Tips for Veterans Living with Cancer and Their Loved Ones
    * Helpful Hints in Communicating with Your Health Care Team and Health Care Providers with Guidelines to Prepare for Telemedicine/Telehealth Visits with Your Health Care Team
    * Finding and Using Practical Resources, including Veteran Specific Resources
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 9 min

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