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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.

    Preventing, Managing & Treating Infection in Adults Living with Cancer

    Preventing, Managing & Treating Infection in Adults Living with Cancer

    * Overview of Infection, Its Prevention, Management & Treatment in People Living with Cancer
    * Understanding Drug-Resistant Infection & Cancer
    * 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 (AMR)
    * 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
    * How Drug-Resistant Infections May be Treated at Home
    * 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, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
    * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Follow-Up Care
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 58 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
    * 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
    * 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 8 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 Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, 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 on Precision Medicine & OpenNotes
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Transplantation as a Treatment Option for Blood Cancers

    Transplantation as a Treatment Option for Blood Cancers

    * Overview & Types of Transplantation, in the Context of COVID-19
    * Transplantation as a Treatment Option for Multiple Myeloma
    * Leukemia
    * Lymphoma
    * Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
    * MDS
    * Guidelines for Transplantation
    * Searching for a Donor
    * Follow-Up Care
    * Practical Tips to Manage Post Treatment Concerns
    * Graft vs. Host Disease
    * Clinical Trial Updates
    * 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 & OpenNotes
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr
    How Health Care Disparities May Influence Your Cancer Treatment & Care

    How Health Care Disparities May Influence Your Cancer Treatment & Care

    * Disproportionate Burden of COVID-19 & Cancer on People of Color
    * Why COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Has Never Been More Important for People Living with Cancer
    * Concerns about Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
    * Taking Your COVID-19 Vaccine on Schedule - Adherence
    * Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccine
    * What are Social Determinants of Health
    * Food & Pharmacy Deserts
    * Influence of the Local & Regional Environment in Which You Live
    * COVID-19’s Effect on Health Care Systems
    * How Race May Impact:
    * Access to Oncology Care
    * Management of Treatment Side Effects & Pain
    * How Housing, Cost of Treatment & Care Affect Your Health
    * Food Insecurity: Practical Resources to Increase Your Access to Food
    * How Telehealth May Help in Advancing Your Health Equity
    * Guidelines to Communicate with Your Health Care Team
    * Roadmap to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Progress in the Treatment of Myelofibrosis

    Progress in the Treatment of Myelofibrosis

    * Overview & Updates on Myelofibrosis (MF), in the Context of COVID-19
    * Staging & Diagnosing
    * Current Standard of Care
    * New & Emerging Treatment Approaches
    * Understanding Common Signs & Symptoms
    * Strategies to Reduce Potential Complications of MF
    * Clinical Trial Updates
    * How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
    * Working with Your Health Care Team to Manage Symptoms, Treatment Side Effects, Discomfort & Pain
    * The Importance of Adherence to Treatment
    * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Staging & Progression
    * Talking with Your Doctor about What Symptoms Should Prompt You or Your Caregiver to Call the Office
    * Quality-of-Life Concerns & Recommendations to Improve Your Quality-of-Life
    * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth Appointments with Your Health Care Team, including Technology & Prepared List of Questions
    * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

    • 40 min

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