Multiple Myeloma CancerCare Connect Education Workshops show

Multiple Myeloma CancerCare Connect Education Workshops

Summary: 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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 Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:56

- 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

 The 9/11 Community, Cancer & COVID-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:28

* 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

 Updates from the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:11

* Overview of Blood Cancers, in the Context of COVID-19 * New Research Presented at ASH * Disease-Specific Treatment Updates from ASH on Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) * The Role of Precision Medicine & Clinical Trials * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Treatment Options * Communicating with Your Health Care Team with Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments * Guidelines to Prepare for These Appointments * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team * Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 How Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers Improve Treatment Decisions for People Living with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:35

* 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

 What We Now Know about COVID-19: Revised Guidelines for People Living with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:31:05

- 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

 For Caregivers: Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Multiple Myeloma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:47

* Overview of the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma, in the Context of COVID-19 * Caregiving & Social Distancing, including Wearing Masks, in the Context of COVID-19 * Deciding to Become a Caregiver: Your Important Role in Decision Making * Caring for Your Loved One with Multiple Myeloma, in the Context of COVID-19 * Challenges in Communicating with the Health Care Team * Your Role in Adherence: Weekends, Holidays and Vacations * Coping with Each Day, On Special Occasions, Anniversaries & Birthdays * Managing Family, Friends & Traditions, in the Context of Social Distancing * Long Distance Caregiving * The Benefits of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments * Guidelines to Prepare for Them re: Technology & Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns * Self-Care Tips for Managing Lifestyle, Nutrition, Hydration & Stress * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Cancer and Flu Shots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:31

* 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

 Caregiving for Your Loved One Living with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:11

* 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

 Preventing and Managing Infections in Adults Living with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:16

* 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

 Managing the Cost of Living with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:05

* 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

 Veterans Living with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:53

* 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

 Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Multiple Myeloma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:16

* Overview of Multiple Myeloma * Caregiving & Social Distancing, in the Context of COVID-19 * Taking on the Role of Caregiving: Your Important Role in Decision Making * Caring for Your Loved One with Multiple Myeloma * Challenges in Communicating with the Health Care Team * Your Role in Adherence: Weekends, Holidays and Vacations * Coping with Each Day, On Special Occasions, Anniversaries & Birthdays * Managing Family, Friends & Traditions, in the Context of Social Distancing * Long Distance Caregiving * Self-Care Tips for Managing Stress * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Treatment Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule – Why It Is So Important | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:21

* Overview of Cancer Treatments, in the Context of COVID-19 * Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Treatment on Schedule * Its Important Role in Managing Cancer * Barriers to Taking Your Treatment * Practical Tips to Overcome These Barriers, including Travel, Cost, Family, Partners & Others * Computer, Tablet & Phone Reminders, including Emails, Texts & Apps * Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Arranging for Appointments, Refilling Prescriptions * Weekends, Travel & Holidays * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Assistance with Adherence * Reminders from Your Medical Team, Pharmacy & Pharmacist * Clinical Trial Adherence * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Understanding Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:40

* Overview and Definition of Diagnostic Technologies & Biomarkers, in the Context of COVID-19 * How Diagnostic Technologies & Biomarkers Shape & Improve Treatment Decisions * Why the Molecular Portrait of Cancer is Important * The Role of the Pathologist * Benefits of Diagnostic Technologies, Biomarkers & Precision Medicine * Predicting Response to Treatment * Clinical Trials: How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team * Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth Appointments with Your Health Care Team * Quality-of-Life Concerns & The Role of Social Distancing in Decreasing Your Exposure to COVID-19 * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 What are Biosimilars? Understanding Their Role in Cancer Treatment: Current and Future Perspectives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:41

* What are Biosimilars? Understanding Their Role in Cancer Treatment: Current and Future Perspectives, in the Context of COVID-19 * Overview and Definition of Biosimilars * The Difference Between Biosimilars and Generic Drugs * How Biosimilars Work and Their Use * Examples of Biosimilars * Implications in Managing the Cost of Cancer Treatment * Finding Sources of Financial Assistance * Clinical Trials: How Biosimilars’ Research Contributes to Treatment Options * The Benefits of Biosimilars * Current Use in the Care of People Living with Cancer * Manufacturing and Safety Issues * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Biosimilars * Current and Future Perspectives * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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