Session Resources

 

Today's Research: Open Clinical Trials and Recent FindingsVirgina F. Borges, MD, MMSc

Findings from the Bench: the Future of Metastatic Breast Cancer CareSuzanne A. W. Fuqua, PhD

In the first of this two-part talk, Dr. Borges will speak about how metastatic breast cancer is treated today, the most recent significant research findings that may influence your care, and promising clinical trials underway. During part two, Dr. Fuqua will explore how her lab research may help us learn what drives some hormone receptor-positive breast cancers to return, what makes them become resistant to treatment, and what researchers hope they can do to make these cancers sensitive to hormone-targeting therapy again.

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Ask the Experts: Managing Symptoms and Side EffectsDon S. Dizon, MD
Pamela Ginsberg, PhD
Heather Wright, ND, FABNO

Side effect management is crucial to living well with metastatic breast cancer. In this hour-long Q & A, ask your questions of our expert panel to help you get the information and tools you need to effectively manage the physical and emotional impact of metastatic breast cancer and its treatments. Also, text in your best tips during the discussion to share them with fellow attendees and our moderator will share them throughout the session.

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A Powerful Trio of WellnessSami Mansfield
Three key areas that can have an impact on quality of life are exercise, nutrition and the mind/body connection. Learn more about each of these pillars of wellness and how to use them to help you live well with metastatic disease. Each pillar can be tailored to meet your individual needs and goals and become part of your day-to-day life. Understand the evidence-based research behind each of these areas and learn how to discern fact from fiction when hearing about products and health claims.

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Managing Stress & WorryLorelei Bonet, LCSW, OSW-C
Living with metastatic breast cancer can be a rollercoaster of emotions. In this interactive session, gain practical tools for controlling worry and managing anxiety, and gather strategies to be ahead of emotions where and when you can.

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Medical Marijuana for Symptom and Side Effect ManagementVirginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc
Learn what research says about using cannabis for managing symptoms and side effects, hear about the issues that surround medical marijuana state to state, and learn what questions you can ask of your providers if interested in using medical marijuana for symptom or side effect control.

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Advocating for Yourself and Others with Metastatic Breast CancerShelley Fuld Nasso, MPP
Susan Rahn
Elaine Schattner, MD, MA

This session from our 2018 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer provides an overview of what health policy holds in 2018 and beyond, with a focus on how health policy can impact people living with MBC.  A panel of professional and volunteer advocates gave practical advice on how to support and grow awareness of policies important to you.

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Brain MetsAki Morikawa, MD
Hear about the latest understanding of and treatment for  brain metastases, methods for addressing side effects and maintaining quality of life, and how to make informed decisions as treatment plans evolve in this recording from our 2018 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer.

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Talking About End of LifeKelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD
Communicating your needs, concerns and plans at end of life with your family and with your medical team can be a challenging proposition. Listen to this session from our 2018 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer to discuss what is important to you in creating a positive end of life experience and to explore communications with others when you may have different care and treatment goals than your family or healthcare team.

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Sex & IntimacyDon S. Dizon, MD
Loss of sexual desire, or  diminished, painful or absent sensations? Explore the physical challenges of intimacy while dealing with a long-term illness. Gain effective strategies for managing the impact of treatment on arousal and sexual function. During this session from the 2018 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer you can also learn about helpful resources as well as tools for improving your sexual health.

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Accessing Financial ResourcesShonta Chambers
Even with insurance, treatment for metastatic breast cancer can come at quite a cost. Listen to this session from our 2018 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer to hear about programs that can help with the costs of treatment, how to access these resources and effective strategies for managing the costs of care.

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