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Topics Covered

  • Why Chemotherapy Causes Treatment Side Effects & Discomfort
  • Working with Your Healthcare Team to Better Understand & Cope with Potential Treatment Side Effects with a Plan to Manage or Prevent Them
  • Common Treatment Gastrointestinal (GI) Side Effects - You May Not Experience All of These - Loss of Appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Mouth Sores, Stomatitis, Diarrhea, Constipation, Weight Gain or Weight Loss
  • How Health Care Teams Approach Management & Prevention of These Common GI Side Effects
  • Prevention Strategies
  • The Role of the Oncology Nurse in Preventing Side Effects
  • Current Research Directions to Improve Control of GI Treatment Side Effects
  • Developing a Detailed Plan with Your Oncology Team to Manage & Prevent GI Chemotherapy Treatment Side Effects
  • The Importance of Being Prepared Before Treatment Starts
  • New Agents
  • The Importance of Clinical Trials
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, Including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Questions to Ask Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Richard J. Gralla, MD, FACP, FRCP Edin

Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center


Rebecca Clark-Snow, RN, BSN, OCN

Oncology Supportive Care Consultant


Joel Epstein, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C), FDS RCS(Edin)

Diplomat, American Board of Oral Medicine, Consulting Staff, Division of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, City of Hope


Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP

Chief, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Renown Institute for Cancer, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

(Live Only)

Social Workers: This program has been submitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Cancer Care, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0088. This workshop is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Registered Dietitians: This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).

To request continuing education paperwork, please email your name, profession, and address to after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.


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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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