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Topics Covered

  • Overview of the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma, in the Context of COVID-19 & Omicron
  • Deciding to Become a Caregiver
  • Your Important Role in Decision Making
  • Challenges in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • Your Role in Adherence: Weekends, Holidays, and Vacations
  • Coping with Each Day, On Special Occasions, Anniversaries, and Birthdays
  • Managing Family, Friends, and Traditions
  • Long-Distance Caregiving
  • The Benefits of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions, and Discussion of the 2021 Care’s Act
  • Self-Care Tips for Managing Lifestyle, Nutrition, Hydration and Stress
  • Relaxation Exercises for Caregivers
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Andrew J. Yee, MD

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Center for Multiple Myeloma, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center


Matthew J. Butler, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Mays MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health San Antonio


Guadalupe R. Palos, DrPH, MSW, RN

Former Clinical Protocol Administration Manager, Office of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Author and Researcher in Health Care Disparities, Caregiving & Survivorship


Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Dina Smith, MSW

Caregiver Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 27, 2023.

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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.

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