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Coping with the Cost of Cancer Care is a practical guide to navigating the complex challenges of managing the expenses associated with the cost of cancer care.

Course Workbook
This Self-Paced eLearning tool is supplemented with a workbook. Throughout the course, specific pages of the workbook will be referenced. Please keep the workbook handy (on screen, or printed) as you complete the course so you may easily access the additional information it provides.

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Course Instructions
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Launch Presentation

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This free workshop, held on September 29, 2016, focused on building awareness about clinical trials. People impacted by cancer and their loved ones were invited to join us as we learned how trials are structured, and how to foster an open dialogue with their health care team about the eligibility and the viability of clinical trials as a treatment option. In addition, participants also learned about the importance of shared decision making and will be introduced to resources to help facilitate these conversations.

Featured speakers included:

  • Kim Turner, Clinical Trials Nurse, Genesis Cancer Care Institute
  • Katy D’Aprile, Research Nurse, Hematology Oncology Associates of the Quad Cities
  • Shelle Sikkema, Clinical Trials Nurse, Unity Point-Moline

We also heard from several cancer survivors about their experiences with clinical trials.

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Gilda’s Club hosted a free workshop for cancer patients and their caregivers entitled “Frankly Speaking About Cancer Treatment” on September 29, 2015.  Designed to help people understand and manage the physical and psychological side effects of treatment.

“As people live longer with cancer,” said Melissa Wright, Program Director, Gilda’s Club, “effectively managing the physical and psychological effects of treatment is increasingly important to improving quality of life.”  Today more than 10 million Americans are cancer survivors, many of whom regularly receive a range of cancer-related treatments.

The Workshop included:

Katie Browne MS, RN, NP-C, Iowa Cancer Specialists,
Davenport, Iowa

Frankly Speaking About Cancer Treatment is part of a Frankly Speaking About Cancer series, a collection of cancer-related education programs created by Cancer Support Community.  The Frankly Speaking About Cancer Treatment program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen Inc.

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