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CancerCare – Understanding How Health Care Disparities May Influence Your Cancer Treatment and Care: With Tips & Strategies to Find the Best Cancer Treatment & Health Care Team for You

March 21, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT



You can download the brochure for this workshop(pdf)(79.1 KB)

Topics Covered

  • Disproportionate Burden of COVID-19 & Its Variants & Cancer on People of Color
  • Social Determinants of Health, including Language Spoken & Health Literacy
  • Influence of the Local & Regional Environment in Which You Live
  • Effect of COVID-19 & Its Variants on Health Care Systems
  • How Race May Impact Your Access to Oncology Care, Treatment, Management of Treatment Side Effects & Pain Management
  • Tips to Find Your Best Care Team
  • Access to Cancer Treatment in the LGBTQ Community
  • The Role of Housing, Cost of Treatment & Care on Your Health
  • Food & Pharmacy Deserts
  • Food Insecurity: Tips to Increase Your Access to Health Promoting Nutrition
  • Job Commitments, Access & Transportation to Treatment & More
  • How Telehealth May Help in Advancing Your Health Equity
  • Tips to Cope with Health Care Disparities: Valuing Your Identity
  • Guidelines to Communicate with Your Health Care Team
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, FSSO

Chief, Division of Breast Surgery, Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Program, Medical Director and Founder, International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes, Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Network, 2nd Vice President, American College of Surgeons

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

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

Maria Chi, DSW

Oncology Social Worker, Author in Psychosocial Oncology in Financial Toxicity & Social Determinants of Health

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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