Breast Cancer 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

  • Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy

    Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy

    06/05/2020 Duration: 01h03min

    * 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

  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Fear of Recurrence

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Fear of Recurrence

    04/05/2020 Duration: 01h06min

    * The Context of COVID-19 & TNBC: Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Fear of Recurrence * Concerns that Cancer May Come Back * Fear of Recurrence & Triple Negative Breast Cancer * Events that May Trigger Fear of Recurrence * Confronting Continuing Uncertainty * Promoting Effective Health Care Communication * Making Informed Treatment Choices * Organizing Your Follow-Up Care * Tips for Coping with Fear of Recurrence * Balancing Reality with Stress Management Tips * Using Mind Body Techniques to Cope with Fear of Recurrence * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer

    Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer

    29/04/2020 Duration: 56min

    * 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

  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer and African American Women

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer and African American Women

    29/04/2020 Duration: 01h25min

    * Overview of Triple Negative Breast Cancer * Triple Negative Breast Cancer & African American Women * The Role of Surgery * Precision Medicine * Current Standard of Care * New Treatment Approaches * Clinical Trial Updates * How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options * Tips to Manage Side Effects, Neuropathy, Discomfort & Pain * Follow-Up Care Plan * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team * Quality-of-Life Concerns * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • For Caregivers: Care Coordination for Your Loved One Living with Cancer and Other Health Problems

    For Caregivers: Care Coordination for Your Loved One Living with Cancer and Other Health Problems

    22/04/2020 Duration: 01h16min

    * 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

    The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer

    20/04/2020 Duration: 01h03min

    * 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

    Caregiving for Your Loved One with Cancer

    14/04/2020 Duration: 01h07min

    - 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

    Participating in Decisions about Your Care

    08/04/2020 Duration: 58min

    * 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

    The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer

    30/03/2020 Duration: 01h06min

    - 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

    Cancer and The Workplace: Understanding Your Legal Protections

    25/03/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    * 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

  • New Perspectives in Clinical Trial Research

    New Perspectives in Clinical Trial Research

    20/03/2020 Duration: 01h06min

    - 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

    Understanding the Costs of Care and Your Health Care Coverage

    18/03/2020 Duration: 01h04min

    * 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

    Trends in Oncology and Treatment Planning: What You Need to Know

    04/03/2020 Duration: 01h40s

    * 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

    Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

    02/03/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    * 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

    Taking Your Treatment on Schedule: Its Importance in Managing Cancer

    26/02/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    * 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

  • What’s New in the Treatment of Breast Cancer for Women of All Ages

    What’s New in the Treatment of Breast Cancer for Women of All Ages

    29/01/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    * Summary of the Treatment for Breast Cancer in Adult Women of All Ages * Critical Role of Genetic & Genomic Testing Throughout All Stages of Breast Cancer * Tools that Help Predict Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence * The Value of Early & Repeated Testing to Inform Treatment Choices * The Role of Genetic Testing & Counseling * The Difference Between Inherited & Acquired or Sporadic Gene Mutations * Quality-of-Life Concerns, including Treatment Side Effects & Long-Term Effects * Fertility Issues * Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trials * Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Updates on the Treatment of Estrogen Receptor (ER) Positive, Progesterone Receptor (PR) Positive and HER2 Positive Breast Cancer from the 42nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)

    Updates on the Treatment of Estrogen Receptor (ER) Positive, Progesterone Receptor (PR) Positive and HER2 Positive Breast Cancer from the 42nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)

    08/01/2020 Duration: 01h04min

    - What’s New from SABCS in: ER, PR and HER2 Positive Breast Cancer - Diagnostic Testing & Precision Medicine - Grade & Hormone Receptors - Standard of Care - Hormone & Targeted Therapy - Chemotherapy - Investigational New Drugs in Clinical Trials - Prevention & Management of Treatment Side Effects - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • The Latest Developments Reported at the 42nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)

    The Latest Developments Reported at the 42nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)

    18/12/2019 Duration: 59min

    - Overview of Breast Cancer - New Research Presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) - Breast Cancer-Specific Treatment Updates - The Role of Clinical Trials - Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team - Questions for Our Panel of Experts

  • Care for Your Bones During amp After Cancer Treatment: Tips to Improve Bone Health

    Care for Your Bones During & After Cancer Treatment: Tips to Improve Bone Health

    18/11/2019 Duration: 01h32s

    - 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

    Preventing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

    28/10/2019 Duration: 01h02min

    * 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

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