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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer Treatments
  • Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule
  • Its Important Role in Managing Cancer
  • Barriers to Taking Your Pills
  • Practical Tips to Overcome These Barriers, including Family, Partners & Others
  • Computer, Tablet & Phone Reminders including Emails, Texts & Apps
  • Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions, Weekends, Travel & Holidays
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Adherence
  • Reminders from Your Pharmacy & Pharmacist
  • Clinical Trials on Adherence
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

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

Barbara A. Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS

University Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean Emeritus, College of Nursing, Michigan State University

Guadalupe R. Palos, DrPH, MSW, RN

Former Clinical Protocol Administration Manager, Office of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Author and Researcher in Health Care Disparities, Caregiving, Adherence & Survivorship

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 May 04, 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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