Purpose in Planning Workshop Series

Following a cancer diagnosis, there are many factors patients, their families, and caregivers must manage. During this journey, it can be difficult for patients and their loved ones to prioritize their responsibilities as well as review the legal and financial questions that can and should be addressed. The Purpose in Planning Coping Circle Series addresses these issues by providing both information on finances and planning as well as emotional guidance to people affected by cancer.

Part I: Navigating Finances & Planning Ahead

This session provides information about how individuals who need to take time off of work, or who can no longer work can replace income. It will also cover practical tips to deal with out-of-pocket medical expenses, general financial wellness tips, and sources of financial assistance. Because dealing with finances can be emotional, we provide tips for dealing with difficult conversations, and where to find support if needed.

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Part II: Planning Ahead – Estate Planning

This webinar explores the basics of estate planning, including the various documents that can make up an estate plan, what to consider when beginning the process of creating a plan, and how to set up a Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs. It also provides helpful tips to having difficult conversations, including how to talk to loved ones about your preferences and religious beliefs that are important to you. There is also a workshop component on completing a simple will and Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs.

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Part III: Planning Ahead – Medical Decision Making

This webinar explores the Advance Health Care Directives, other important estate planning documents, and things to consider when storing important documents. It also provides helpful tips to having difficult conversations, including how to involve loved one's with end-of-life planning and how to bring up end-of-life conversations with your medical team. There is also a workshop component on completing an Advance Health Care Directive.

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This series is presented in partnership with Triage Cancer and sponsored by Eisai.

Workshops coming soon!

Workshops coming soon!

Workshops coming soon!

Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Chronicles

CancerCare has partnered with Stupid Cancer for this 5-part workshop series in honor of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awareness Week. The goal of this program is to provide AYA patients and caregivers with a safe platform to share their personal and unique experiences with cancer, while bringing awareness to the specific challenges AYA cancer patients and caregivers face daily.

Part I: Have Cancer, Now What?

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Part II: The Caregiver Experience

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Part III: Dating & Disclosure

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Part IV: Survivorship

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Part V: Living with Metastatic Cancer

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