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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Infection, Its Prevention & Management in People Living with Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Causes & Risk Factors for Infections
  • Why People Living with Cancer May Be More Prone to Infection
  • Know Your Risk of Infection
  • What is AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)?
  • Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Signs of Infection
  • Parts of the Body Most Likely to Get Infection
  • Watching For & Preventing Infection in People Living with Cancer
  • The Role of Vaccinations & Flu Shots
  • Working with Your Health Care Team to Prevent Your Risk of Infection
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Jeffrey Crawford, MD

George Barth Geller Professor for Research in Cancer, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program, Principal Investigator of NCTN LAPS Grant, Duke Cancer Institute

Ashley Morris Engemann, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Clinical Pharmacist, DukeHealth, Duke University Health System, Clinical Associate in the Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

Ruth E. Berggren, MD, MACP

Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health San Antonio

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 October 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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