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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Bladder Cancer
  • The Important Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Helping to Manage Your Loved One’s Treatment, including Adherence & Follow-Up Care
  • What Research Tells Us about Caregivers
  • The Stresses, Challenges and Rewards of Caregiving
  • Managing Family, Friends, Partners and Traditions, with Social Distancing
  • Coping with Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries and Special Occasions, in the Context of COVID-19, Social Distancing & Wearing Masks
  • Long Distance Caregivers
  • The Increasing Role of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for These Appointments to Increase Their Benefits, including Technology
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Self-Care and Stress Management Tips to Promote Caregiver Resilience
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Robert S. Svatek, MD, MSCI

Professor, Acting Chair, Department of Urology, Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson


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

Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Research and Translational Science, Clinical Center Nursing Department, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Research Center


Morgan Stout

Education and Outreach Manager, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on December 09, 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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