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Medical Care

When diagnosed with cancer, individuals may need to make many decisions about their medical care. This page contains resources about medical care during and after cancer treatment.

Our Webinars

Below you will find recordings of past webinars. Check out our upcoming webinars for up-to-date information on these topics here.

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This webinar will explain what hospice is, when it is appropriate, and how to navigate the psychosocial challenges of talking about hospice. How to find a hospice organization and how to pay for hospice care will also be covered.

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This webinar will discuss the difference between genetics and genomics, and their importance in treatment decisions.

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Neuropathy is a common side effect of some cancer treatments. This webinar will talk about what can cause this type of nerve pain in your hands and/or feet, why it's important to report symptoms to your health care team, and how neuropathy can be treated.

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Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for your health. Sleep can often be disrupted by a cancer diagnosis and treatment. This webinar will discuss why sleep is so important and provide practical strategies to improve your sleep.

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Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for your health. Sleep can often be disrupted by a cancer diagnosis and treatment. This webinar will discuss why sleep is so important and provide practical strategies to improve your sleep.

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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.

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This webinar will explain fertility preservation options, how to pay for fertility preservation, and how to appeal denials of coverage.

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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.

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According to the National Cancer Institute, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard medical care. CAM for cancer care involves the patient’s mind, body, and spirit, and includes multidisciplinary approaches.” During this session learn about the risks and benefits of 5 CAM practices for those in active cancer treatment. Explore the latest research to trust or bust these CAM practices. Attendees will be left with practical information if they are interested in pursing CAM practices.

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Clinical trials give us medical advances. This webinar will provide tips on how to find clinical trials, dispel common myths, and explain insurance coverage for clinical trials.

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Precision medicine is becoming more prominent in the public arena, especially after Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative announced during the last State of the Union Address. This webinar will address some of the most common questions around precision medicine such as: What is precision medicine? How does it relate to cancer? What impact will precision medicine have on your cancer treatment or that of your loved ones? Is precision medicine available today?

Other Resources

Cancer Prevention and Treatment

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
An in-depth summary about cancer and navigating your diagnosis.

National Cancer Institute
Get the latest research information and guidance from the NIH and CDC.

Managing Side Effects

This Is Living With Cancer
Providing new methods and information to help you cope with the challenges that follow a cancer diagnosis.

Medical Marijuana: www.SafeAccessNow.org
Find the latest press releases, current events and information on legal medical marijuana research.

Talking with Your Doctor About Medical Marijuana
Preparing for and navigating an appointment with your doctor about potential cannabis therapeutics. 

Cancer Support Community ~ Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments & Side Effects

Nutrition

Dietary Supplement Database
A database of dietary supplement products and access to label information.

Nutrition for People with Cancer 
Nutrition benefits, guidelines and side-effect information during and after your cancer treatment.

Cancer Survivorship

American Society of Clinical Oncology ~ Survivorship
Information for cancer survivors and they're loved ones.

American Society of Clinical Oncology ~ ASCO Answers Cancer Survivorship
Managing your care post treatment.

American Cancer Society
 Survivorship: During and After Treatment
Staying active and healthy during and after your cancer treatment.

Children’s Oncology Group ~ Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines for Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancers
Guidelines for young adult and children cancer survivors.

National Cancer Institute ~ Survivorship
Transitioning into a new way of life after your cancer treatment.