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Topics Covered

  • Managing Cancer When You Have Other Health Problems
  • The Impact of Chronic Illness on Cancer Treatment Options
  • The Importance of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule
  • Reducing Harmful Drug Interactions
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Creating the Right Care Plan for You
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Lowell B. Anthony, MD

Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology and Oncology, Director, Gastrointestinal/Neuroendocrine Oncology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center


Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Universtiy, Medical Director, Palliative Care and Home Hospice Program, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL


Barbara A. Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS

University Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Program, College of Nursing, Michigan State University


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 01, 2011.

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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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