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Topics Covered

  • Updates for Veterans Living with Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Post-Traumatic Stress, Pain Management & Survivorship
  • Adherence to Treatment Plans
  • Taking Your Treatment on Schedule
  • Coordinating Doctor Visits, Transportation & Daily Schedules
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
  • Suggestions to Overcome Barriers in Coordinating Care in Different Health Care Settings
  • Stresses on Caregivers in Coordinating Care
  • Long Distance Caregivers
  • Self-Care Tips for Veterans Living with Cancer and Their Loved Ones
  • Helpful Hints in Communicating with Your Health Care Team and Health Care Providers with Guidelines to Prepare for Telemedicine/Telehealth Visits with Your Health Care Team
  • Finding and Using Practical Resources, including Veteran Specific Resources
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Joseph F. O'Donnell, MD

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Norris Cotton Cancer Center


Jan O. Kemnade, MD, PhD

Instructor, Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine


Maria C. Bishop, MD, FACP, FAACE

Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Program Director, Hematology-Oncology Section (VAMC), Chair, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Ethics Committee


Georgie Cusack, MS, RN, AOCNS

Director of Education and Patient Safety, Office of the Clinical Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Adjunct Nurse Leader, Nursing Research and Translational Science, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health


Louisa Daratsos, PhD, MSW

Psychosocial Coordinator for Oncology/Palliative Care, Community & Social Services, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn Campus


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

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 26, 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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