Lost in Translation: Effectively Communicating With Your Healthcare Provider
Trust in your healthcare team begins the moment you learn you have breast cancer, but every interaction, whether words are exchanged or not, affects your relationship with your providers. These interactions can impact your confidence in your care, your understanding of available treatment options, and your sense of control and involvement in your own health decisions.
During this program our expert, Lidia Shapira, MD, FASCO will discuss some of the visible and invisible barriers to good communication, and offer practical tips to help you have the conversations you want.
Hear from Dr. Shapira as well as panelists with breast cancer, who will share stories about challenges they faced in relationships with their providers and provide practical advice to bridge gaps in communication.
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO
Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University of Medicine
Director of Cancer Survivorship
Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Dr. Schapira specializes in the care of women with breast cancer and of people who have had all types of cancers. She is a co-investigator in a longitudinal study of young women with breast cancer based at the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center in Boston. Dr. Schapira studies ways of improving communication between patients and clinicians, with the ultimate goal of improving the experience and health outcomes of people living
with cancer and their family caregivers. Read more.
Liz Meredith is a lawyer and healthcare manager and was diagnosed with stage II triple-negative breast cancer in February 2014, at the age of 43. Her annual mammogram revealed a 2.7cm tumor and she immediately underwent two lumpectomies, 16 weeks of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation treatment. Read more.
Francess Register-Joyner was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer 12 years ago. Her active treatment lasted 12 months.
In her efforts to support cancer research, she annually leads a team of walkers in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Read more.
Rachel Fournier is an accomplished nonprofit executive with experience as a senior fundraiser in academia, health care and cultural organizations. She was blindsided by a de novo metastatic breast cancer diagnosis in 2015, at age 38. Rachel shifted her focus to her treatment and metastatic breast cancer advocacy while embracing a carpe diem approach to life, thus far resulting in saying yes to a puppy and a boat. Read more.
Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP
Jean Sachs, Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s chief executive officer, joined the organization in 1996 and under her leadership LBBC has grown into a nationally known resource for information and understanding for women, men and families affected by breast cancer. Read more.
You can attend this free event in person or by live web stream. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. (ET). For those attending in person, registration and refreshments will begin at 5:00 p.m. (ET).
This interactive event will feature a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session.
Both in-person and web stream audiences will be able to text their questions to the moderator during the Q&A session. For questions or to register by phone call toll-free (855) 807-6386.