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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 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

 Current Perspectives in Cancer Survivorship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:27

* 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 * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Survivorship Questions & Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Emerging Guidelines for People Living & Coping with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:39:59

* Effect 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 “Self-Quarantine Fatigue” * Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Your Wishes & Health Care Directives * How Might a Vaccine Work: Progress & Outlook * Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses Related to COVID-19 & Cancer * Helping Children During this Pandemic * Self-Care & Stress Management Suggestions * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:53

* Overview of Multiple Myeloma, in the Context of COVID-19 * Current Standard of Care * New Treatment Approaches and the Role of Transplantation * Clinical Trial Updates: How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options * Practical Tips for Symptom, Side Effect and Pain Management * Reducing Complications of Bone Disease * Lifestyle, Physical Activity & Mobility Tips to Improve Your Quality-of-Life * Recommendations for How to Prepare for Telehealth Appointments with Your Health Care Team * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:03

* How the Side Effects of Immunotherapy Differ from Chemotherapy Side Effects * Review of Potential Side Effects * How to Manage Them * Guidelines for Follow-Up Care * Managing Rash & Dry Skin * Tips to Cope with Flu-Like Symptoms, including Fever * Dealing with Fatigue * Controlling Diarrhea * Quality-of-Life Concerns * 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: 1:00:00

- What is Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD) Post Allogeneic Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplantation? - Understanding How GVHD Develops, including Finding GVHD Early - Common Signs & Symptoms of GVHD - Types of GVHD: Chronic & Acute - Current Standard of Care for Managing GVHD - New & Promising Treatment Approaches for GVHD - Clinical Trials: How Research Increases Treatment Options - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about GVHD - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:56:24

* Overview of Immunotherapy * Harnessing the Immune System in Treating Cancer * Clinical Trial Updates * How Research Contributes to Your Treating Options * Examples of Immunotherapy in Prevention, Treatment & Recurrence Prevention of Cancer * Cancer Vaccines * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 For Caregivers: Care Coordination for Your Loved One Living with Cancer and Other Health Problems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:33

* Role of Caregivers in Care Coordination for People Living with Cancer & Other Health Problems * Tips for Communicating with the Health Care Team about Care Coordination * What Research Tells Us about Caregivers, including Long Distance Caregivers * Coordinating Your Loved One’s Care & Follow-Up Appointments * Discussion of Adherence – Taking Your Pills on Schedule * Planning Ahead with Your Pharmacist – Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions & Planning for Visitors, Weekends, Special Occasions, Travel & Holidays * Accessing Resources for the Cost of Care, including Homecare * Finding the Practical Help You Need: Co-Pay Foundations and Federal, State & Local Programs * Legal Advocacy Tips for Caregivers * Learning How to Appeal Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & Provider Denials * Other Resources: VA Benefits & FMLA * Tips on Choosing Community & Medical Resources to Improve Your Quality-of-Life * Time Saving Self-Care & Advocacy Tips for Caregivers * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:45

* New & Emerging Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) * Protecting Yourself & Loved Ones from COVID-19, including Risk Factors * Working with the Health Care Team to Minimize Your & Your Loved Ones Exposure to COVID-19 * If Diagnosed with COVID-19, Discussing Treatment Options & Supportive Care * Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Goals of Care & Health Care Directives * Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses Related to COVID-19 * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Caregiving for Your Loved One with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:21

- 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 - 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 - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Participating in Decisions about Your Care | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:58:57

* Coping with the Practical, Social & Emotional Challenges of Cancer * How a Cancer Diagnosis Affects Family, Partners & Loved Ones * Selecting a Cancer Care Team & Treatment Facility * What to Do When Presented with Multiple Treatment Options * When & How to Seek a Second Opinion * Your Relationship with Your Health Care Team * How to Get Copies of Your Medical Reports * How to Anticipate, Prevent & Manage Side Effects of Treatment * Understanding Your Treatment Choices and Follow-Up Care Plan * Your Survivorship Care Plan * Tips on Advocating with Your Health Care Team * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:01

- Overview & Definition of Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What are the Symptoms of COVID-19 - Review of Risk & Guidelines to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from the Coronavirus - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Your Treatment - Follow-Up Care & Quality-of-Life Concerns - Self-Care Coping Tips to Manage Stresses of Coronavirus - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Cancer and The Workplace: Understanding Your Legal Protections | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:31

* Understanding the Meaning of Work * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Work * Managing Your Cancer Treatments While Working * Understanding Your Legal Protections in the Workplace * ADA, FMLA & Intermittent FMLA, EEOC, & State & Local Laws * Disclosure & Communication with Human Resources, Supervisor & Co-Workers * Solutions to Address Workplace Challenges * Tips for Creating a Plan to Continue Working * COBRA * Disability – Short Term, Long Term, Social Security Disability (SSD) & SSI * The Importance of Self-Advocacy * Solutions to Address Workplace Challenges * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Taking Your Blood Cancer Treatment on Schedule | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:34

- Overview of Blood Cancer 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 Treatment at Any Time of the Day? - Challenges & Opportunities of Taking Your Treatment on Schedule - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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