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 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

 Adjusting to Your Blood Cancer Treatment Over Time: Challenges and Opportunities of Taking Your Treatment on Schedule | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:01

* Overview of Blood Cancer Treatments, in the Context of COVID-19 * Understanding Treatment Side Effects, in the Context of COVID-19 * Working with Your Health Care Team to Manage Each Treatment Side Effect, in the Context of COVID-19 * Dealing with Blood Cancer Treatments and Other Co-Morbid Health Treatments * The Importance of Taking Your Blood Cancer Treatment on Schedule – Adherence * Adjusting to Your Blood Cancer Treatment Over Time * 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, in the Context of COVID-19 * Practical Tips & Opportunities to Overcome Challenges * Review of Resources to Remind You to Take Your Pills on Schedule * Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions, Weekends, Travel and Holidays * Communicating with Your Hematology Oncology Team about Adherence, including Your Pharmacist * The Importance of Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns * The Increasing Role of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments * Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & Making Your List of Questions * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:14

* Overview of Common Eye & Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments, in the Context of COVID-19 * 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, in the Context of COVID-19 * How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options * Communicating with Your Health Care Team with Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments * Guidelines to Prepare for Eye Examinations, Follow-Up Care & Check-Ups * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 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 & Resource Navigation * 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

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