250818 Paths to Recovery Stories From Two Blood Cancer Survivors

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:44 PM

Lauren Berger, MPH , Patient Services, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, White Plains, NY
Clare Karten, MS , Patient Services, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, White Plains, NY
Cancer and its treatment may cause fatigue, anxiety, depression and pain. In this video, two cancer survivors, Laura and Todd, describe challenges they experienced in their paths to recovery, from initial diagnosis, treatment and short and long- term side effects. Members of their healthcare teams, Edward Stadtmauer, MD, and Patricia Mangan, CRNP, from Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, and Lissa Parsonnet, PhD, a psychotherapist in private practice, share insights and strategies for managing side effects and moving forward. Links to additional resources on fatigue, depression, pain management, cancer treatment and other areas for patient support are included. This video is also available online.

Learning Areas:
Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related nursing
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify how fatigue, anxiety, depression, and pain can impact quality of life for cancer survivors 2. Describe interventions for managing fatigue, anxiety, depression, and pain 3. List resources to help cancer survivors cope with fatigue, anxiety, depression, and pain

Keywords: Cancer, Quality of Life

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient and healthcare professional education programs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.