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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.

    Chemotherapy Treatment Side Effects: Prevention & Management

    Chemotherapy Treatment Side Effects: Prevention & Management

    - Overview of Chemotherapy Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort, in the Context of COVID-19 and its Variants
    - Working with Your Healthcare Team to Prevent & Manage Treatment Side Effects
    - Common Treatment Side Effects
    - How Your Health Care Team Prevents & Manages Treatment Side Effects, in the Context of COVID-19
    - The Role of the Oncology Nurse in Preventing & Managing Treatment Side Effects
    - The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    - Current Research to Improve Control of Treatment Side Effects
    - Planning with Your Oncology Team to Prevent & Manage Chemotherapy Treatment Side Effects
    - Tips to Prepare for Chemotherapy Before Treatment Begins
    - Clinical Trials: How Research Increases Your Treatment Options
    - Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
    - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions, Follow-Up Appointments & Discussion of OpenNotes
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 1 min
    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
    People of Color Living with Skin Cancer

    People of Color Living with Skin Cancer

    - Review of Types of Skin Cancers in People of Color
    - The Importance of Regular Visits to the Dermatologist to Check Your Skin to Detect Skin Cancers Early
    - The Importance of Early Detection of Skin Cancer
    - New Treatment Approaches
    - Emerging Role of Precision Medicine, Biomarkers & Targeted Therapy
    - Clinical Trial Updates
    - How Research Increases Your Treatment Options
    - Managing Treatment Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & Pain
    - Potential Toxicities from the Treatment of Skin Cancer & How to Manage Them
    - Tips for Caring for Your Skin During Cancer Treatments
    - Sun & Wind Safety Tips
    - Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
    - The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
    - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
    - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 59 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

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