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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Liver Cancer, including Current Standard of Care
  • New Treatment Approaches
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • Controlling Symptoms and Pain
  • Nutritional Concerns and Tips
  • Practical Worries about the Costs of Cancer
  • Sources of Financial Assistance for People Living with Liver Cancer
  • Tips on Appealing Medical Insurance Claims, Entitlement Programs and Provider Denials
  • What are Patient Assistance Programs and Co-Pay Foundations? How They Help
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Your Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

David P. Ryan, MD
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Clinical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Director, Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Ahmed O. Kaseb, MD
Associate Professor and Director, Hepatocellular Carcinoma Program, Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC
Supervisor, Clinical Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Elizabeth Ezra, MSW, OSW-C
Program Coordinator, CancerCare
Debra J. Wolf, Esq.
Senior Attorney, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 18, 2013.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.