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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 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

 Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Multiple Myeloma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:40

* Taking on the Role of Caregiving * Your Important Role in Decision Making * Caring for Your Loved One with Multiple Myeloma * Challenges in Communicating with the Health Care Team * Your Role in Adherence: Weekends, Holidays & Vacations * Coping with Each Day, On Special Occasions, Anniversaries & Birthdays * Managing Family, Friends & Traditions * Long Distance Caregiving * Self-Care Tips for Managing Stress * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Trends in Oncology and Treatment Planning: What You Need to Know | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:38

* Understanding Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment Options * Clinical Trial Opportunities * Genomics & Genetics * Participating in Decisions about Your Treatment Plans * Side Effect Prevention & Management * The Importance of Self-Advocacy in Your Oncology Care * The Role of the Pathologist * Shared Decision Making * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team * Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:55:54

* 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 * Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:07

* Discussion of the Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma * Current Standard of Care, including Clinical Trial Updates * New Treatment Approaches * The Role of Transplantation * Symptom & Pain Management * Reducing Complications of Bone Disease * Talking with Your Treatment Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns * Physical Activity Concerns, Tips & Guidelines * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:31

* Overview of Immunotherapy * Harnessing the Immune System in Treating Cancer * The Emerging Role of Immunotherapy * How Immunotherapy Offers New Cancer Treatment Options * Clinical Trial Updates * How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options * Examples of Immunotherapy in Prevention * Treatment and Recurrence Prevention of Cancer * Cancer Vaccines * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:22

* Overview of Common Eye & Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments * Causes & Risk Factors * Discussion of Common Eye & Vision Changes * Tips to Manage Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes, Blepharitis, Loss of Eyelashes, Cataracts, Floaters & Flashing Lights * The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team * Tips to Manage Low Vision * How Eye Products May Help You Manage Eye & Vision 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

 Joys and Challenges of Pets in Your Home When You Have Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:28

* Overview of the Human-Animal Bond * How a Pet Brings Comfort, Joy, Emotional, Social, & Practical Support to You * Managing Treatment Side Effects & the Care of Your Pet * Guidelines to Follow in Caring for Your Pet * Keeping Your Pets Healthy, both Before You Start Treatment & During Your Treatment * Helping Your Pets Avoid Infection * Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Infection from Pets * Communicating with Your Health Care Team, including Your Veterinarian about Your Pet’s and Your Well-Being * Finding Support Programs in Your Area * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

 Taking Your Pills on Schedule: Its Importance in Treating Cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:48

* Overview of Cancer Treatments * Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule * Its Importance in Treating 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 * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Adherence and the Challenges You are Experiencing * Reminders from Your Pharmacy & Pharmacist * Clinical Trials on Adherence * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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