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Talking With Our Children

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:00 pm

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, one of your first thoughts may be: How do I tell the children?
Adults often fear telling children that cancer has come into the family. We all want to keep the children we love happy and it’s hard to think of talking to them about something that will make them—and us—upset.

The thing is, children are very sensitive to what is happening around them. They can sense when something is wrong and the adults they love aren’t talking to them about it. Children also have very active imaginations. Not telling a child what the family is facing leaves them to imagine situations that are often worse than things really are. Young children may also believe that something they have done has caused the problem. Not being able to talk about their concerns can leave them feeling isolated, alone, sad or worried. Although telling your children about a cancer diagnosis is hard, it is important and necessary. Presented by Cancer Support Community.

https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/talking-kids-teens-about-cancer


Tips to Reducing Cost of Care

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:00 pm

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can bring on several unexpected expenses. Watch the webinar, Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Tips for Reducing Cost of Care, to learn more about how you can manage these costs. You will hear from a financial counselor and a consultant well versed in how practices can best support patients. This webinar includes both a slide presentation and Q&A session with the speakers. Presented by Cancer Support Community.

https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/events/tips-reducing-cost-care-webinar


Cancer Nutrition Tips & Truths

Friday, March 1, 2019 11:00 am

Are you confused about what is fact when it comes to nutrition and cancer? Everyone seems to have an opinion on what you should eat but you wonder which suggestions actually have evidence. In this session, we will cover topics including popular nutrition myths, 5 core truths about nutrition and cancer, nutrition tips for managing side effects, and what to eat for optimal well-being for cancer survivors during and after treatment. Get your questions answered as Julie coaches you through facts, truths and practical methods to decide what’s right for you! Presented by TriageCancer.org.

https://vimeo.com/255122722


Coping with Common Side Effects: Hormone Therapy Side Effects

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:00 pm

Strategies for Eating Well on the Job

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:00 pm

Maintaining a balanced diet while juggling work and cancer is often key for keeping up energy levels, managing symptoms at work and feeling better overall. However, between treatment-related challenges (such as restricted diets, medication schedules, etc.) and workplace challenges (such as limited time, stress and unreliable storage options) often make that easier said than done. This session explores some of the unique nutritional needs of working cancer survivors and practical solutions for health eating during the work day. Topics discussed include:

  • How proper nutrition and eating habits can help you manage treatment side-effects on the job
  • Best practices for planning and preparing meals for your workdays
  • Tips for getting around obstacles to eating healthy at the office
  • And more!

Presented by Suzanne Gerdes, MS, RD, CDN, Clinical Outpatient Dietitian-Nutritionist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Holly Mills, MS, RD, CSO, Oncology Dietitian, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.

 

Presented by Cancer & Careers.

https://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/community/videos/bwc/eatingwell


Don’t Drown in Medical Debt

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:00 pm

If you’re a young adult with a cancer history, you probably know that feeling in your stomach that you get each time a medical bill shows up, or the phone rings with a collections agency on the other end. As most of us already know well, medical debt can have wide-ranging consequences that negatively impact your credit and your future. While you may be struggling today, there are steps you can take to reduce and hopefully eventually eliminate that debt entirely! In this Webinar, Monica Bryant, Esq., COO at Triage Cancer will share strategies to: avoid medical debt before you find yourself in over your head, reduce medical debt once it starts to add up, and shift and prioritize your regular expenses. Additionally, you’ll learn more about resources available to help negotiate medical bills, how credit counseling agencies can be helpful, and why self-advocacy is such an important part of recovering from debt.

Presented by TriageCancer.org.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHL6RvgF6Fs&feature=youtu.be


You and Your Body: Cancer, Intimacy and Sexuality

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:00 pm

This webinar will explore how cancer diagnosis and treatments affect intimacy, body image and sexual function. Learn about sexual response; how cancer treatment impacts sexual response; and lots of tools to build bridges back to intimacy and sexual pleasure.

Presented by TriageCancer.org.

https://vimeo.com/254411161


Creative Financial Solutions: Thinking Outside the Box

Friday, April 5, 2019 11:00 am

Presented by TriageCancer.org.

https://vimeo.com/258884577


Working Through Treatment

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:00 pm

Once you have decided to work through treatment, it’s important to create a plan and think through the various steps that you can take to make the process as smooth as possible. During this webinar we will discuss how to do this, covering topics that include:

  • What and whom to tell when disclosing a cancer diagnosis in the workplace
  • Workplace laws that protect patients at both the federal and state levels and how to use them
  • How to arrange reasonable accommodations in the workplace under the ADA
  • Practical strategies to manage treatment side effects and modify their schedule in the workplace

 

Presented by Cancer & Careers.

https://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/community/events/webinar-treatment


Coping with Common Side Effects: Managing Bone Health

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:00 pm

Managing Immunotherapy Side Effects

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 pm

Watch the webinar, Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Managing Immunotherapy Side Effects to learn about common short- and long-term side effects experienced by patients on immunotherapy, as well as tips to cope and manage these side effects. The webinar consists of presentations from panelists, followed by an interactive discussion where the panelists answer questions. Presented by Cancer Support Community.

https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/managing-immunotherapy-side-effects-webinar


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