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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Podcasts:

 Diverse Populations Participating in Decisions about Your Care with Your Health Care Team | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:57:51

- 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

 Clinical Trials: How They Transform the Treatment of Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:20

- 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

 What’s New in Precision Medicine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:48

- 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

 Taking Your Pills on Schedule: Why It Is So Important in Managing Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:58:41

- 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

 Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:11

- Overview of Cancer Survivorship, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants - Managing Post Treatment Side Effects/Late Effects - Quality-of-Life Concerns - Fear of Recurrence - Finding Your New Normal - The Importance of Treatment Summaries - The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments - Follow-Up with Your Oncologist & Primary Care Doctor - Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Survivorship Questions & Concerns - Guidelines for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Life with Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD) Post Allogeneic Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplantation: New Treatment Approaches | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:12

- What is Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD) Post Allogeneic Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplantation? - Understanding How GVHD Develops, Including Finding GVHD Early, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants - Common Signs and Symptoms of GVHD - Types of GVHD: Chronic and Acute - Current Standard of Care for Managing GVHD - New & Promising Treatment Approaches for GVHD - Clinical Trials: How Research Increases Treatment Options - The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns - 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

 Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:22

- Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy - How the Side Effects of Immunotherapy Differ from Chemotherapy Side Effects - Review of Potential Side Effects with Guidelines for Follow-Up Care - Managing Rash & Dry Skin - Tips to Cope with Flu-Like Symptoms, including Fever - Dealing with Fatigue - Controlling Diarrhea - Reporting Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort to the Health Care Team - Tips to Manage Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort - The Role of Lifestyle, Activity & Exercise in Managing Treatment Side Effects - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns - The Increasing Role of Telehealth & Telemedicine - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Adjusting to Your Blood Cancer Treatment Over Time: Challenges and Opportunities of Taking Your Treatment on Schedule | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:57:14

- Overview of Blood Cancers Treatments - Understanding Treatment Side Effects - Working with Your Health Care Team to Manage Each Treatment Side Effect - Dealing with Blood Cancer Treatments & Other Co-Morbid Health Treatments - Adjusting to Your Blood Cancer Treatment Over Time - The Importance of Taking Your Blood Cancer Treatment on Schedule - Adherence - Can I Take My Medications at Any Time of the Day? - The Value of Time of Day Consistency in Taking Your Pills - Challenges to Taking Your Treatment on Schedule - Practical Tips and Opportunities to Overcome Them - Review of Resources to Remind You to Take Your Pills on Schedule - Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions, Weekends, Travel, Holidays & Special Occasions - Communicating with Your Hematology Oncology Team about Adherence, including Your Pharmacist - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Caring for Your Loved One with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:53:07

- Definition of a Caregiver - What Research Tells Us about Caregivers’ Well Being - Caregiving for an Older Adult - Caregiving for a Younger Adult - Couples, Partners, Siblings & Friends - Challenges of Caregivers for Cancer Survivors - Care Coordination Challenges & Tips - Stresses on Family, Partners, Friends & Loved Ones - Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions - Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions - Long-Distance Caregiving - Practical Tips for Managing Caregivers’ Stress - Strategies for Self-Care - The Increasing Role of Telemedicine Appointments - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/ Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:55:31

- Overview of Immunotherapy, in the Context of COVID-19, Delta & Omicron - Harnessing the Immune System in Treating Cancer - Clinical Trial Updates - How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options - Examples of Immunotherapy in Prevention, Treatment & Recurrence Prevention of Cancer - Cancer Vaccines - Reporting Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort to the Health Care Team - Follow-Up Care: What to Expect - Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Understanding How Health Care Disparities May Influence Your Cancer Treatment and Care: With Tips & Strategies to Find the Best Cancer Treatment & Health Care Team for You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:20

- Disproportionate Burden of COVID-19 & Its Variants & Cancer on People of Color - Social Determinants of Health, including Language Spoken & Health Literacy - Influence of the Local & Regional Environment in Which You Live - Effect of COVID-19 & Its Variants on Health Care Systems - How Race May Impact Your Access to Oncology Care, Treatment, Management of Treatment Side Effects & Pain Management - Tips to Find Your Best Care Team - Access to Cancer Treatment in the LGBTQ Community - The Role of Housing, Cost of Treatment & Care on Your Health - Food & Pharmacy Deserts - Food Insecurity: Tips to Increase Your Access to Health Promoting Nutrition - Job Commitments, Access & Transportation to Treatment & More - How Telehealth May Help in Advancing Your Health Equity - Tips to Cope with Health Care Disparities: Valuing Your Identity - Guidelines to Communicate with Your Health Care Team - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Emerging Importance of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments in Communicating with Your Health Care Team | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:30

Overview of Your Health Care Team: Who Are the Members of Your Health Care Team The Importance of Communication, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants Emerging Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments to Decrease Your Exposure to COVID-19 Tips to Improve Communication with Your Health Care Team Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments Do you Have the Needed Technology: Working with Your Doctor’s Office to Set-Up Needed Technology Before Your Appointment Who to Include in These Appointments - Family Members, Partner, Long Distance Caregivers Determining Three Key Questions at the Start of Your Appointment with the Health Care Team Discussing Your Treatment Options, Side Effects/Pain Management & Clinical Trial Options How Your Other Chronic Illnesses May Impact Your Cancer Treatment: Reducing Harmful Drug Interactions Discussion of Adherence: Taking Your Treatment on Schedule Your Follow-Up Appointments, Care & Questions Between Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments Who to Contact Evenings, Weekends & Holidays, with Their Contact Information Balancing Your Quality-of-Life with Your Health Care Needs Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 CAR T-Cell Therapy: What's New | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:53:56

Overview of CAR T-Cell Therapies, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants Understanding CARS - Chimeric Antigen Receptors When to Consider CAR T-Cell Therapies as a Treatment Choice Clinical Trials for CAR T-Cell Therapies Discussion of CAR T-Cell Therapies Managing Potential Treatment Side Effects Specific Examples of How CAR T-Cell Therapies Contributes to Oncology Care Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about CAR T-Cell Therapies The Benefits of CAR T-Cell Therapies Follow-Up Care: What to Expect Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions & Follow-Up Care Appointments Quality-of-Life Concerns & Discussion of OpenNotes Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Multiple Myeloma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:16

Overview of the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants Caregiving, in the Context of COVID-19 Deciding to Become a Caregiver Your Important Role in Decision Making 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, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes Self-Care Tips for Managing Lifestyle, Nutrition, Hydration & Stress Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 COVID-19, Omicron & Delta Variants, COVID-19 Vaccines & Booster Vaccines: Revised Guidelines for People Living with Cancer and Their Loved Ones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:34

How to Protect Yourself & Your Loved Ones from COVID-19 & Omicron & Delta Variants COVID-19 Vaccines & Booster Vaccines Other Vaccines - Flu, Pneumococcal & Shingles Vaccines COVID-19 & People Living with Cancer Where to Find Reliable Information Regarding this Pandemic & Its Variants How to Protect Yourself, Loved Ones & Children from COVID-19 & Its Variants The Increasing Role of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments How to Prepare for Your Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments, including Prepared List of Questions, Follow-Up Appointments & Discussion of OpenNotes Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Your Wishes & Health Care Directives Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses Related to COVID-19, Delta & Omicron Variants & Cancer Self-Care & Stress Management Tips Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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