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Topics Covered

  • Important Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team, in the Context of COVID-19
  • What Research Tells Us about Caregivers
  • Caregiving for the Person with Lung Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Helping to Manage Your Loved One’s Treatment
  • The Role of Caregivers in Adherence
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Coping with the Stress of Caregiving
  • Self-Care Tips
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Erin E. Kent, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Public Health, Full Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center


Andrew Chow, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist, Assistant Attending, Thoracic Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology


Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN

Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Research and Translational Science, Clinical Center Nursing Department, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Research Center


Nikole Ventrca

Support Services Manager, Patient Navigator, LUNGevity Foundation


Winfield Boerckel, MSW, MBA

Director Social Service – Long Island, Lung Cancer Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 17, 2020.

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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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