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Topics Covered

  • Definition of a Caregiver
  • What Research Tells Us about Caregivers
  • Deciding to Become a Caregiver
  • Caring for Your Loved One with Prostate Cancer
  • The Needs of Men Living with Prostate Cancer
  • The Important Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • Care Coordination, Challenges & Tips
  • Stresses of Family, Friends & Loved Ones
  • Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions
  • Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions
  • Long Distance Caregiving
  • Practical Tips for Managing Caregivers’ Stress
  • Key Strategies for Self-Care
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Susan Slovin, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Genitourinary Oncology Service, Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Diseases, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Weill College of Cornell University

Erin E. Kent, PhD, MS

Scientific Advisor for Outcomes Research Branch, Healthcare Delivery Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN

Nurse Educator, Research and Practice Development, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Research Center

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 30, 2019.

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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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