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Topics Covered

  • How Being a Member of Diverse Communities May Impact Your Access to Oncology Care, Treatment, Management of Treatment Side Effects & Pain Management
  • What to Expect from Your Relationship with Your Health Care Team: Is Your Health Care Team Providing You with Equitable, Excellent Care?
  • What to Consider When Selecting a Cancer Care Team & Treatment Facility - Languages Spoken & Diversity of the Health Care Team
  • What is Cultural Humility & How Your Care Team Practices Cultural Humility
  • When to Seek a Second Opinion: Finding the Best Care
  • How to Request Copies of Treatment & Pathology Reports - Your Encounter Notes
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Your Treatment Plan
  • How to Self-Advocate with Health Care Staff: Language Spoken, Disability Services & Other Barriers to Health Equity
  • Health Literacy: How to Become More Knowledgeable & Satisfied with Your Care
  • Your Important Role in Shared Decision-Making
  • Tips to Communicate with Your Health Care Team to Determine If They are the Best Team for You
  • Guidelines to Improve Your Communication with Your Health Care Team, including Prepared List of Questions & Follow-Up Appointments
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Professor, Medical Oncology, Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies, Executive Director, Integration and Program Development, Cancer Network, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, now part of the Mt. Sinai Health System, Author, Researcher in Oncology


Lisa Petgrave-Nelson, MSW, OSW-C

Oncology Social Worker, Catholic Health Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital


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 & Survivorship


Bláz Bush, M.ED, (Bláz/he)

Executive Director, LGBTQ+ Health Program, Stanford Medicine, Center for Academic Medicine


Sara Grisales Jaramillo, MSW

Insights Program Coordinator, CancerCare


Sam Fortune, MSW

Women’s Cancer Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on 2023-06-28.

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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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