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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia
  • Signs, Symptoms and Complications of Neutropenia
  • Standard of Care and New Treatment Approaches
  • Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Infection
  • Guidelines for Oral and Dental Care
  • Managing Cancer Treatments
  • The Importance of Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Nutrition Concerns and Tips
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

William Bensinger, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, Director, Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Douglas E. Peterson, DMD, PhD, FDS RCSEd
Professor of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Chair, Program in Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Connecticut Health Center
Danielle L. Baham, MS, RD, LD
Senior Clinical Dietitian, Department of Clinical Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Anna L. Eckhardt, MSW, CCLS
Coordinator of Online Services, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on February 21, 2014.

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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.