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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Your Health Care Team: Who Are the Members of Your Health Care Team
  • The Importance of Communication, in the Context of COVID-19 & Its Variants
  • Emerging Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments to Decrease Your Exposure to COVID-19
  • Tips to Improve Communication with Your Health Care Team
  • Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Do you Have the Needed Technology: Working with Your Doctor’s Office to Set-Up Needed Technology Before Your Appointment
  • Who to Include in These Appointments - Family Members, Partner, Long Distance Caregivers
  • Determining Three Key Questions at the Start of Your Appointment with the Health Care Team
  • Discussing Your Treatment Options, Side Effects/Pain Management & Clinical Trial Options
  • How Your Other Chronic Illnesses May Impact Your Cancer Treatment: Reducing Harmful Drug Interactions
  • Discussion of Adherence: Taking Your Treatment on Schedule
  • Your Follow-Up Appointments, Care & Questions Between Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Who to Contact Evenings, Weekends & Holidays, with Their Contact Information
  • Balancing Your Quality-of-Life with Your Health Care Needs
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD, FRCPC

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


Guadalupe R. Palos, DrPH, MSW, RN

Clinical Protocol Administration Manager, Office of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

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


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on March 16, 2022.

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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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