[pdf-embedder url="https://www.vbcf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Mental-Health-Flyer-12.17.pdf" title="Mental Health Flyer 12.17"]
Register here: https://www.cancercare.org/connect_workshops?register=629
• Overview of Clinical Trials
• Why Clinical Trials Are Important as a Treatment
• Current Research in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
• Investigational New Drugs in Clinical Trials
• What Happens in a Clinical Trial
• The Meaning of Informed Consent
• Benefits & Risks of Participation
• How & Where Clinical Trials are Conducted
• How to Participate in Clinical Trials
• Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
about Clinical Trials
• Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials
• Questions for Our Panel of Experts
Understanding how federal and state laws, employer policies, and disability insurance work together is key to being able to take time off work, maintain an income, and protect your job and employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. There are also options for caregivers who need to take time off work. This session will cover the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family & Medical Leave Act, state leave laws, and disability insurance options, and explain how they can work together for you.
Are you confused about what is fact when it comes to nutrition and cancer? Everyone seems to have an opinion on what you should eat but you wonder which suggestions actually have evidence. In this session, we will cover topics including popular nutrition myths, 5 core truths about nutrition and cancer, nutrition tips for managing side effects, and what to eat for optimal well-being for cancer survivors during and after treatment. Get your questions answered as Julie coaches you through facts, truths and practical methods to decide what’s right for you!
Cancer Survivorship Care Plans can be valuable tools to understand the cancer treatment you have received and how it impacts your ongoing follow up care after cancer treatment is completed. This session will discuss the elements of an effective care plan, share ways to access plans, explain long-term and late-term side effects that some cancer survivors may experience, and provide information on screening options related to those side effects.
The role of the caregiver can be deeply meaningful and intimate. Yet the emotional, practical, and physical demands of the role can be mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting. It is common to lose sight of your own needs. This webinar will provide tips to help you learn to listen to yourself, become more mindful of your unique stress responses, and develop habits you can use to care for yourself along the way. When your needs are acknowledged and met, you become a stronger and more capable caregiver.
When someone is diagnosed with cancer it affects the entire family. A common concern is how to support children and teens through a parent or loved one’s diagnosis. Resilience is defined as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change”. While some people have a natural ability to “bounce back” from challenging situations, most of us need help in navigating something as serious as a cancer diagnosis. Learn how to engage your natural strengths, pull together specific resources, and build new skills to create a stronger and more resilient family.
While pain may be common during and after cancer treatment, it is not something you just have to “live with.” This webinar will review different types of pain as well as effective management. Dr. Yvette Colón will provide tips for tracking your pain levels, considering treatment options, talking about pain with your health care team, and other practical suggestions for dealing with pain during and after treatment.
You know you have stress in your life but are you too stressed out to do anything about it? This webinar will really explain what stress is, how it affects everyone differently, and most importantly, provide simple, common sense and practical techniques to get your stress under control.