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Melanoma 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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Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship

* 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

1hr 2mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

* 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

1hr 3mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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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* 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

1hr 5mins

29 May 2019

Rank #3

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Joys and Challenges of Pets in Your Home When You Have Cancer

* 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

1hr 4mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Caregiving for Your Loved One with Cancer

* 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

1hr 6mins

19 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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Emerging Treatments for Metastatic Melanoma

* The Context of COVID-19 & Metastatic Melanoma* Overview of Metastatic Melanoma, including Diagnosing and Staging* Current Standard of Care* New & Emerging Treatment Approaches* Targeted Therapy and The Role of Precision Medicine* The Important Role of Immunotherapy* Clinical Trial Updates* Follow-Up Care* Tips for Caring for Your Skin During Treatments* Symptoms, Side Effect & Pain Management* Discussing Quality-of-Life Concerns with Your Health Care Team* Questions for Our Panel of Experts

1hr 1min

8 May 2020

Rank #6

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Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy

* 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

1hr 3mins

6 May 2020

Rank #7

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Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer

* 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

56mins

29 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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

* 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

1hr 16mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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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 #10

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

- 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

1hr

18 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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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 #12

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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 #13