Patient Webinar Archive articles

January 2013 Webinar: Addressing the Financial Burden of Cancer

Join Fight Colorectal Cancer for a webinar that will detail what resources exist to help patients navigate the very expensive waters of cancer treatment. You will hear from a person who is on the front lines of the battle: Elaine Martinez, a case manager with the Colorectal CareLine at the Patient Advocate Foundation. Elaine serves as an active liaison between patients and their insurers, employers and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Her responsibilities include: exploring reimbursement levels for prescribed colorectal cancer treatments, researching available clinical trials for this patient population and facilitating enrollment into appropriate patient resource programs

Nov 2012 Webinar: Talking Turkey about Lynch Syndrome

Brian Mansfield, a music critic for USA Today, didn’t know he had Lynch syndrome until he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer earlier this year at the age of 48. After his diagnosis, he began talking with his family about their health history, “then the family tree lit up like a Christmas tree.” Brian is chronicling his journey through a weekly USA Today online column, “My Semicolon Life.” – Were you diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer before the age of 50? – Was anyone in your family diagnosed with colon cancer before the age of 50? – Was anyone in your family diagnosed with uterine (endometrial) cancer before the age

Oct 2012 Webinar: Will Rectal Cancer Treatment Affect My Sexuality?

Dr. Joel Tepper of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has information in this months webinar that can help you return to, or find your new, “normal” and start enjoying intimacy once again. It’s not something people are eager to bring up, but sexual dysfunction after treatment for rectal cancer is a common side effect. Sometimes the emotional factors of cancer may have sexual side effects in addition to the physical changes you may undergo during treatment. Whether you’re a woman facing vaginal reconstruction, dryness, or pain during intercourse, or a man dealing with erectile dysfunction. The Hector McLean Distinguished Professor Of Cancer Research – Dr. Joel Tepper

Sept 2012 Webinar: Hospice and Palliative Care

Dr. Jim Meadows, Director of Hospice and Palliative Care at Tennessee Oncology, will discuss this months webinar topic. He will address questions like: How does a family and a health care team best work together to guide a patient through a terminal illness? How does everyone continue to support quality, patient-centered, end-of-life care? Hospice care and Palliative care: Is there a difference between the two, and if so, what? Many people still think that palliative care means hospice care. But today, hospice is only a small part of palliative care. The goal of palliative care is to prevent or treat the symptoms and side effects of a disease; and it

July 2012 Webinar: Treating Late Stage Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Leonard Saltz of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center explains what treatment options exist for patients with late stage disease. Unfortunately, far too many patients will still hear their doctors say, “We are running out of options.” Fight Colorectal Cancer Director of Patient Information Services Kim Ryan hosted this informative webinar while riding out a typical summer east coast storm – some of the audio cut out towards the end. We apologize in advance for the gaps. View and download the slides

June 2012 Webinar: What’s New in Colorectal Cancer Research?

Each summer, the American Society for Clinical Oncology holds the world’s largest conference for cancer researchers, doctors and other medical professionals. Results from clinical trials and other studies are released, which give scientists a fresh look at treatments that may or may not hold great promise in the march toward a cure for cancer. Dr. Axel Grothey of the Mayo Clinic explained what science is now telling us about colorectal cancer and how it may impact treatment in the near future. Join Fight Colorectal Cancer Director of Patient Information Services Kim Ryan and Dr. Axel Grothey for this informative, research-focused webinar. View and download the slides This webinar was brought

April 2012 Webinar: What New Drugs Are On the Way for Colorectal Cancer?

Dr. Rich Goldberg, physician-in-chief of the Ohio State University Medical Center and a leader in colorectal cancer research is going to give you the straight facts about two new drugs for colorectal cancer that may offer new hope for late stage patients, and they might hit the market in 2013. * What hope might they offer? * What side effects do they cause? * Will either be the right drug for you? Join Fight Colorectal Cancer Kim Ryan and Dr. Rich Goldberg during this informative, technical webinar. View and download the slides

March 2012 Webinar: Shape Your Plate to Fight Colorectal Cancer

Recently, the American Cancer Society issued new Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention. But what, exactly, does that mean for you, the cancer patient? Join Fight Colorectal Cancer Kim Ryan and Kimberly Moore Petersen from the PearlPoint Cancer Support ( formerly Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation ) as we discuss in practical terms what you and your family can do to stay healthy and hopefully keep cancer at bay. View and download the slides

Feb 2012 Webinar: GI Cancer Symposium 2012 Report

Joining Fight Colorectal Cancer Director of Patient Services Kim Ryan was Dr. Daniel Sargent, PhD of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Biostatistician for the gastrointestinal research program at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Dr. Sargent is involved in multiple ongoing clinical trials of both cancer treatment and cancer screening. Where have we been and where are we going? What’s happened in the last 5 years? Kim Ryan from Fight Colorectal Cancer presents her experience from the San Francisco January 2012 Symposium View/download the slides from the webinar NOTE: Per the request of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Marketing, License and Sales the above webinar is “Not an official event

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Jan 2012 Webinar: You’re Not Losing It . . . You Have Cancer.

Join Dr. Jimmie Holland as she addresses the overwhelming feelings of fear or sadness over your cancer diagnosis. Modern cancer care is about treating the whole patient – not just the tumors. Because of this, you may have noticed your doctor taking an increased interest in your emotional well-being. This change in practice has come about thanks to the hard work and dedication of Dr. Jimmie Holland, a pioneer in mental health and the person who coined the phrase “psycho-oncology.” Dr. Holland is author of the best-selling book The Human Side of Cancer. She is renowned for delving into the emotions of cancer patients and their loved ones from the

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