Carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancer patients have a wonderful resource in CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. “CancerCare’s free Connect® Education Workshops are a way for people to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of their home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information on the telephone. These are interactive educational programs to help you and your loved ones better understand and cope with your diagnosis, treatment options, quality-of-life concerns, treatment side effects, pain management, doctor-patient communication and other important topics.”
How do you participate? Either listen to the workshop on the telephone or via live streaming through the Internet. While pre-registration is required, participation is free. Register by telephone at 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or online at: http://www.cancercare.org/get_help/tew_calendar.php. You can also click on that link to learn more about each workshop, how you can access the workshops in case you miss one, how to participate if you live outside of the United States, and who to contact for further information.
You can ask questions of the expert speakers during the final 20-30 minutes of each 1-hour-long workshop.
The Eighth Annual Cancer Survivorship Series, Living With, Through and Beyond Cancer, includes the following programs:
April 13, 2010
Part I: Trouble Sleeping? Sleep Better to Feel Better: Tips You Can Use
May 18, 2010
Part II: Communicating with Your Health Care Team After Treatment: Making the Most of Your Visit
June 22, 2010
Part III: Survivorship and Workplace Transitions
July 13, 2010
Part IV: Survivors Too: Communicating With and Among Family, Friends, and Loved Ones
Thank you, CancerCare, for these extremely valuable resources for cancer patients!