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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • The Important Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • Taking on the Role of the Caregiver
  • What Research Tells Us about Caregivers
  • The Caregiver’s Role in Decision Making for a Loved One with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Challenges in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • Challenges & Rewards of Caregiving
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Coping with Each Day, On Special Occasions & Birthdays
  • Managing Family and Friends
  • Long-Distance Caregiving
  • Self-Care Tips for Managing Stress of Caregiving
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Kathryn F. Mileham, MD, FACP

Chief of the Section of Thoracic Medical Oncology, Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute, Clinical Associate Professor, Hematology and Oncology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine


Charlotte Ference, MSW

Lung Cancer Coordinator, CancerCare


Kristen Cox Santiago, MS

Senior Director of Care Partner Initiatives, LUNGevity Foundation®


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 16, 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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