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Topics Covered

  • Effect of COVID-19 on People Living with Cancer
  • Where to Find Reliable Information Regarding this Pandemic & Its Treatment
  • How to Currently Protect Yourself & Loved Ones from COVID-19
  • Social Distancing, Masks & Gloves
  • Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments to Reduce Your Exposure to COVID-19
  • How to Prepare for Your Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments
  • Coping with “Self-Quarantine Fatigue”
  • Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Your Wishes & Health Care Directives
  • How Might a Vaccine Work: Progress & Outlook
  • Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses Related to COVID-19 & Cancer
  • Helping Children During this Pandemic
  • Self-Care & Stress Management Suggestions
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Richard J. Gralla, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center

Peter Martin, MD, MS

Chief, Lymphoma Program, Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, Associate Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP

Executive Director, West Cancer Center, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Professor of Medicine; The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Cutaneous Cancers, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Integration and Program Development, Cancer Network, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Stacy Stabler, MD, PhD

Program Director, Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Clinical Director, Supportive Care Inpatient Services, Associate Attending, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

Lori Wiener, PhD, MSW, FAPOS

Co-Director, Behavioral Health Care, Director, Psychosocial Support and Research Program, Pediatric Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Lauren Chatalian, MSW

Women & Children’s Program Coordinator, CancerCare

Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


You can download the brochure for this workshop (pdf)

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 15, 2020.

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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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