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Topics Covered

  • What We Know and Don’t Know about COVID-19
  • Effects 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 Increasing “Self-Quarantine Fatigue”
  • Working Closely with Your Health Care Team about Your Wishes & Health Care Directives
  • How Might a Vaccine Work
  • Tips to Manage the Practical, Emotional & Financial Stresses Related to COVID-19 & Cancer
  • Helping Children During this Pandemic
  • Self-Care & Stress Management Suggestions
  • Questions to Ask Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Richard J. Gralla, MD, FACP

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

John P. Leonard, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Innovation and Initiatives, Executive Vice Chair, Weill Department of Medicine, Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian

Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD

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

Judith Nelson, MD, JD

Chief, Supportive Care Service, Attending, Critical Care Service, 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 and Children’s Program Manager, 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 November 16, 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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