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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 New Perspectives in Clinical Trial Research | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:41

- Overview of Clinical Trials & Why They Are Important - What Happens in a Clinical Trial? - The Meaning of Informed Consent - Benefits & Risks of Participation - New Perspectives in Clinical Trial Research - How & Where Clinical Trials are Conducted - How You May Participate in Clinical Trials - Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trials - Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Understanding the Costs of Care and Your Health Care Coverage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:02

* Overview of the Medical & Indirect Costs of Treatment * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Financial Concerns * The Benefits & Limitations of Your Health Plans, Insurance, Medicare & Medicaid * Living Wills, Health Care Proxies & Advance Health Care Directives * Support for the Underinsured & Uninsured, including Medicaid & State & Federal Programs * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Trends in Oncology and Treatment Planning: What You Need to Know | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:40

* Understanding Your Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment Options * Clinical Trial Opportunities * Factors that May Affect Treatment Planning * How Your Health Care Team May Help You Address These Factors * Participating in Decisions about Your Treatment Plans, Side Effect Prevention & Management * The Role of Self-Advocacy in Your Oncology Care * Shared Decision Making Across Cultures * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:55

* Overview of Common Eye & Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments * Cause & Risk Factors * Discussion of Common Eye & Vision Changes * Tips to Manage Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes, Blepharitis, Loss of Eyelashes, Floaters & Flashing Lights * The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team * Tips to Manage Low Vision * How Eye Products Can Help You Manage Eye & Visions Changes * Clinical Trials * Communicating with Your Health Care Team * Guidelines for Eye Examinations & Check-Ups * Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Taking Your Treatment on Schedule: Its Importance in Managing Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:59

* Overview of Cancer Treatments * 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

 Updates from the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:47

- Overview of Blood Cancers - New Research Presented at ASH - Disease-Specific Treatment Update from ASH on Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) and Multiple Myeloma - The Role of Precision Medicine & Clinical Trials - Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Treatment Options - Quality-of-Life Concerns - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Care for Your Bones During & After Cancer Treatment: Tips to Improve Bone Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:32

- Overview of Bone Health - Imaging & Diagnostic Tests to Measure Your Bone Density - Guidelines to Manage Bone Health & Bone Metastases - Tips for Taking Care of Your Bones - Prescription Medication to Improve Your Bone Health - Treatment Choices, including Clinical Trials - Tips to Reduce Bone Complications & Fractures - Controlling Pain & Side Effects - How Exercise & Physical Therapy Make a Difference - Dental Care During & After Treatment - The Role of Nutrition - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Preventing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:55

* Why Some Chemotherapy Agents Cause: Nausea and/or Vomiting * How Health Care Teams Approach Prevention of: Nausea and/or Vomiting * Prevention Strategies * The Role of the Oncology Nurse in Preventing Side Effects * Current Research Directions to Improve Control of: Nausea and/or Vomiting * New Agents * The Importance of Clinical Trials * Communicating with Your Health Care Team about 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: 1:00:18

* Definition of 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

 Participating in Decisions about Your Care | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:25

* 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 * Getting Copies of Your Medical Reports * Anticipating, Preventing & Managing Treatment Side Effects * Understanding Treatment Choices, Follow-Up Care Plan & Survivorship Care Plan * Self-Care Tips * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 New Trends in Cancer Survivorship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:40

* The Cancer Survivor Perspective * Managing Post Treatment Side Effects/Late Effects * Coping with Fear of Recurrence & Distress * Quality-of-Life Concerns * Treatment Summaries * Survivorship Care Plan * Follow-Up with Your Oncologist and Primary Care Doctor * The Benefits of Communicating with Your Health Care Team * Determining What is Important to You * Clinical Trials on Cancer Survivorship * 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: 1:02:10

* Overview of Cancer & Co-Morbidities * The Role of Caregivers in Care Coordination for People Living with Cancer & Co-Morbidities * Tips for Communicating with the Health Care Team about Care Coordination * Challenges of Coordinating Your Loved One’s Care & Follow-Up Appointments * Adherence – Taking Pills on Schedule * Lead time in Refilling Prescriptions & Planning for Visitors, Weekends, Special Occasions, Travel & Holidays * Resources for the Costs of Care, including Homecare * Finding the Practical Help You Need: Co-Pay Foundations & Federal, State & Local Programs * Legal Advocacy Tips for Caregivers * Learning How to Appeal Insurance, Medical, Medicaid & Provider Denials * Other Resources, VA Benefits & Family Medical Leave Act/FMLA * Tips on Choosing Community & Medical Resources to Improve Your Quality-of-Life * Time Saving Self-Care/Self-Advocacy Tips for Caregivers * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Understanding the Costs of Care and Your Health Care Coverage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:00

* Overview of the Medical & Indirect Costs of Treatment * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Financial Concerns * The Benefits & Limitations of Your Health Plans, Insurance, Medicare & Medicaid * Living Wills, Health Care Proxies & Advance Health Care Directives * Support for the Underinsured & Uninsured, including Medicaid & State & Federal Programs * Other resources for financial support * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Update on Clinical Trials: How They Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:27

* Overview of Clinical Trials * Why They Are Important * What Happens in a Clinical Trial * The Meaning of Informed Consent * Benefits & Risks of Participation * How & Where Clinical Trials Are Conducted * How Can You Participate in Clinical Trials * Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trials * Accessing Information about Clinical Trials * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Cancer and the Workplace: Understanding Your Legal Protections | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:46

* 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 * Disclosure & Communication with Human Resources, Supervisors, and Co-Workers * Solutions to Address Workplace Challenges * Tips to Creating a Plan to Continue Working * COBRA * Disability – Short Term, Long Term, SSD, SSI * The Importance of Self-Advocacy * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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