Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Cancercare Connect Education Workshops

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Understanding the Costs of Care and Your Health Care Coverage

    12/06/2019 Duration: 59min

    * 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

  • Cancer and the Workplace: Understanding Your Legal Protections

    29/05/2019 Duration: 01h05min

    * 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

  • Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

    15/04/2019 Duration: 01h03min

    * 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

    08/04/2019 Duration: 01h04min

    * 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

  • Caregiving for Your Loved One with Cancer

    19/03/2019 Duration: 01h06min

    * Definition of a Caregiver * Talking with Each Other about Shared Expectations * What Research Tells Us About: Caregiving for an Older Adult & Caregiving for a Younger Adult * The Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team * 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 * Key Strategies for Self-Care * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship

    11/12/2018 Duration: 01h02min

    * Overview of Cancer Survivorship * 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 & Primary Care Doctor * The Benefits of Communicating with Your Health Care Team * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Treatment-Related Rash and Dry Skin

    20/06/2018 Duration: 01h02min

    * Overview of Treatment-Related Skin Changes * Common Skin and Nail Changes Related to Cancer Treatments * The Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Rash and Dry Skin * Practical Tips to Manage Rash, Itching and Dry Skin * Care of Nails During Cancer Treatments * Coping with Hair Changes, Hair Loss and Changed Body Image * Sun Safety Tips During and After Cancer Treatments * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Treatment-Related Skin Changes * Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Mind Body Techniques to Cope with the Stresses of Cancer

    15/11/2017 Duration: 01h07min

    * Definition of Stress * Common Stressors * Recognizing the Common Symptoms of Stress * The Impact of Stress on Well-Being * Using Mind Body Techniques to Cope with Stress * Learning to Focus on Specific Stressors * Stress Management Tips * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Living with Cancer Throughout The Cancer Journey

    10/03/2017 Duration: 01h34min

    * Novel Cancer Treatments & Supportive Care * The Role of Precision Medicine * Food Insecurity & Cancer Treatments * Cancer Journey Across the Continuum of Care * Site-Specific Cancers & The Adult Life Span * Culturally Diverse Populations * Shared Decision Making Across Cultures * New Models of Patient & Family Centered Care * Communicating with the Health Care Team * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Managing Sensory Disruptions During Cancer Treatments

    05/12/2016 Duration: 01h13min

    * Overview of Sensory Disruptions Related to Cancer Treatments * Vision, Hearing, Taste, Swallowing, Smell, Touch and Balance Disruptions * Causes and Risk Factors * Tips to Deal with Sensory Disruptions * How Health Care Professionals May Help * Clinical Trials * Guidelines for Follow-Up Care * Key Questions to Ask the Health Care Team * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • For Health Care Professionals: Care Coordination for Older Men Living with Cancer

    23/08/2016 Duration: 01h03min

    * Care Coordination for Older Men Living with Cancer * Managing Co-Morbidities * Key Suggestions for Effective Health Care Communication * Nutrition & Hydration Concerns * The Role of the Pharmacist in Planning Ahead * Follow-Up Appointments & Adherence * Navigating the Changing Health Care Landscape * Tips to Appeal Health Coverage, Insurance & Medicare Denials * Co-Pay, Federal, State & Community Financial Resources * Psychosocial Support to Coordinate Care * Support for the Caregiver * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Managing the Costs of Living with Cancer

    08/06/2016 Duration: 01h03min

    * Understanding the Costs of Living With Cancer * Managing the Medical and Indirect Costs of Treatment * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Financial Concerns * Understanding the Benefits and Limitations of Your Health Coverage * Tips on Appealing Medical Insurance Claims and Provider Denials * Understanding and Accessing Financial and Co-Pay Assistance Programs * Emotional and Social Impact of the Costs of Treatment and Follow-Up Care * Finding Resources for Financial Help * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Nutrition and Healthy Eating Tips During and After Cancer Treatments

    01/02/2016 Duration: 01h04min

    * Symptoms and Side Effects that Disrupt Eating * Managing Weight Changes * Coping with Fatigue, Infection Control, Mouth Sores and Dry Mouth * The Role of Exercise * Nutrition and Healthy Eating Tips that Work * Easy to Prepare Foods * Guidelines for Eating Out – During and After Cancer Treatments * Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Eating Challenges * Finding an Eating Plan that Works for You * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • What’s New in Managing Blood Clots During Cancer Treatments

    30/10/2015 Duration: 01h02min

    * Overview of Cancer Treatments * Discussion of Blood Clots * Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) * Pulmonary Embolism (PE) * Vein Thromboembolism (VTE) * Review of the Risk Factors and Causes * Knowing the Signs and Symptoms * Guidelines to Reduce Recurrence of and Manage Blood Clots * Clinical Trials * Quality-of-Life Concerns * Managing Vacations, Travel and Weekend Trips * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Healthy Eating and Managing Weight Changes During Cancer Treatment

    13/04/2015 Duration: 01h35s

    - Overview of Cancer Treatments - What Causes Treatment-Related Changes in Weight - Impact on Lean Body Mass and Strength - Nutritional Concerns - Care of Your Teeth and Gums During Treatment - Coping with Mouth Sores and Dry Mouth - Communicating with Your Health Care Team - Practical Eating Tips and Recommendations - Weight Management Strategies - The Role of Physical Exercise - Clinical Trials - Quality-of-Life and Self Image Concerns - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Highlights of the Affordable Care Act

    11/11/2014 Duration: 59min

    - The Costs of Cancer - The Affordable Care Act in 2014 - Its Major Provisions and Benefits - Elimination of Pre-Existing Condition Denials - Insurance Exchanges - Medicare and Closing the Donut Hole - Medicaid Expansion - Understanding Your Rights: The Appeals Process - Accessing Information - What are Patient Assistance Programs and Co-Pay Foundations? - Linking You to Needed Resources and Information - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Managing Cancer Pain: What You Need to Know

    21/03/2014 Duration: 01h57s

    - Overview of Acute, Chronic and Breakthrough Pain - Words To Describe Cancer Pain to Your Health Care Team - Barriers to Pain Management - Medications to Treat Cancer Pain - Coping with Side Effects of Pain Management: Constipation, Sleepiness, Nausea - Quality-of-Life Concerns - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Young Adult Survivorship: Fertility, Sexuality and Intimacy

    28/06/2013 Duration: 01h03min

    - Unique Needs of Young Adult Cancer Survivors - Identity, Relationships and Intimacy - Dating - Couples/Partners Dealing with Survivorship - Communicating about Sex - Sexuality and Intimacy - Sex Drive: Ability and Desire - Tips to Deal with Vaginal Dryness and Premature Menopause - Low Desire: How to Get My Groove Back - Body Image: Feeling Improved Sexual Self-Esteem - Fertility Choices and Coping with Infertility - Medical Options for Assisted Pregnancy - Health Maintenance Needs for Young Survivors - Long-Term Follow-Up for Young Adult Cancer Survivors - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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