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Head and Neck Cancer CancerCare Connect Education Workshops

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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Treatment-Related Rash and Dry Skin

* 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

1hr 2mins

20 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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What’s New in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

* Overview of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer* Staging & Diagnosing * Key Questions in Making Treatment Decisions* Surgical Interventions, including Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery* New Chemotherapy Options* Concurrent Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy* The Role of Clinical Trials * Guidelines for Dental Care* Speech & Swallowing Rehabilitation* Pain & Symptom Management* Nutritional Concerns & Tips* Questions for Our Panel of Experts

1hr 22mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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

- 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

1hr 6mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Cancer and The Workplace: Understanding Your Legal Protections

* 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

1hr 2mins

25 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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New Perspectives in Clinical Trial Research

- 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

1hr 6mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Taking Your Treatment on Schedule: Its Importance in Managing Cancer

* 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

1hr 2mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Preventing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

* 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

1hr 2mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Participating in Decisions about Your Care

* 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

1hr 3mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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New Trends in Cancer Survivorship

* 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

1hr 5mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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

* 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

1hr 2mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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Understanding the Costs of Care and Your Health Care Coverage

* 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

59mins

12 Jun 2019

Rank #11