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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.

    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
    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

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