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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Metastatic TNBC, in the Context of COVID-19
  • The Important Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • Your Important Role in Decision Making
  • Taking on the Role of Caregiving
  • What Research Tells Us about Caregivers
  • Caregiving for Your Loved One with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Guidelines for Social Distancing while Caregiving
  • Challenges in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Discussion of OpenNotes & Follow-Up Appointments
  • Coping with Each Day, On Special Occasions and Birthdays
  • Managing Family and Friends, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Long Distance Caregiving
  • Self-Care Tips to Manage the Stress of Caregiving
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Ilana Schlam, MD

Medical Oncologist, Staff Physician, Tufts Medical 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

Lauren Chatalian, MSW

Women & Children’s Program Manager, CancerCare

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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 17, 2021.

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