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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 Preventing, Managing & Treating Infection in Adults Living with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:58:46

* 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

 Clinical Trials: How They Transform the Treatment of Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:42

* 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

 What’s New in Precision Medicine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:24

* 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

 Transplantation as a Treatment Option for Blood Cancers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:44

* 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

 How Health Care Disparities May Influence Your Cancer Treatment & Care | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:03

* 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

 Caring for Your Loved One with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:56:29

- 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 and Friends - Challenges of Caregivers for Cancer Survivors - Family, Partner and Friend Communication - 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 - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:30

* 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 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

 What’s New in Diagnostic Technologies for People Living with Blood Cancers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:57

* Why Diagnostic Technologies Are Important for Blood Cancers, in the Context of COVID-19 * How They Contribute to & Transform Your Blood Cancer Treatments * New & Emerging Diagnostic Technologies * How to Participate in Blood Cancer Clinical Trials * Specific Questions to Ask the Healthcare Team about Diagnostic Technologies * Accessing Resources for Blood Cancer Clinical Trials * Guide to Preparing for Your Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Prepared Questions * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:55

* Overview of Immunotherapy, in the Context of COVID-19 * Harnessing the Immune System in Treating Cancer * Clinical Trial Updates * How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options * Examples of Immunotherapy in Prevention, Treatment and 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 * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 What’s New in Diagnostic Technologies for People Living with Solid Cancer Tumors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:12

* Definition of Diagnostic Technologies for People Living with Solid Cancer Tumors, in the Context of COVID-19 * How Diagnostic Technologies Work & Are Used * Examples of How Diagnostic Technologies Inform/Transform the Treatment of Solid Cancer Tumors * Predicting Hereditary Risk * Diagnostic Technologies, Targeted Therapies & Precision Medicine * Clinical Trial Updates, in the Context of COVID-19 * Their Benefits * Current Application for People Living with Solid Cancer Tumors * The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, in the Context of COVID-19 * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Update on CAR T-Cell Therapies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:29

* Overview of CAR T-Cell Therapies, in the Context of COVID-19 * 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 * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:32

* Overview of the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma, in the Context of COVID-19 * Current Standard of Care * Clinical Trial Updates, in the Context of COVID-19 * How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options * New Treatment Approaches * The Role of Transplantation * Managing Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & Pain * Reducing Complications of Bone Disease * Talking with Your Treatment Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns * Practical Tips for Management of Side Effects, Symptoms, Neuropathy & Pain * Lifestyle, Physical Activity & Mobility Tips to Improve Your Quality-of-Life * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth Appointments with Your Health Care Team * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Taking Your Pills on Schedule: Why It Is So Important in Managing Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:29

* Overview of Cancer Treatments, in the Context of COVID-19 * Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule * Its Important Role in Managing Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19 * Barriers to Taking Your Pills * Practical Tips to Overcome These Barriers, including Family, Partners and Others * Computer, Tablet and Phone Reminders including Emails, Texts, and Apps * Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions, Weekend, Special Occasions and Holidays * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Adherence * Reminders from Your Pharmacy and Pharmacist * Clinical Trials on Adherence, in the Context of COVID-19 * Telehealth & Telemedicine Appointments * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Questions * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Update on Clinical Trials: How They Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:02

* 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 Can You Participate in a Clinical Trial * Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trial Participation, in the Context of COVID-19 * Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments * Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Questions * Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Emerging Importance of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments in Communicating with Your Health Care Team | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:32

* 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 * Emerging Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, in the Context of 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 * Discussing Your Treatment Options, Side Effect/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 Healthcare Needs * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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