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Number of side effects reported

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Please enjoy the links below provided by the Triage Cancer Foundation, which deal with a variety of side effects and also techniques to manage them. All links are accessible via Vimeo:

 

Dealing With Side Effects at Work
If you are diagnosed with a serious illness, like cancer, you may want to, or need to, continue working during and after treatment. If you are experiencing side effects from treatment, there may be tools you can use to help you manage your side effects at work. Watch to learn more!



Getting The Sleep You Need
 
Presented by Dr. Zhou

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for your health. Sleep can often be disrupted by a cancer diagnosis and treatment. This webinar will discuss why sleep is so important and provide practical strategies to improve your sleep.


 
Webinar: Don't Stress The Stress
You know you have stress in your life but are you too stressed out to do anything about it? This webinar will really explain what stress is, how it affects everyone differently, and most importantly, provide simple, common sense and doable techniques to get your stress under control. For more resources on stress management, visit triagecancer.org/stressmanagement.

 

 

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Followed By Guided Imagery Exercise

 

 

Webinar: Understanding and Managing Pain
Presented by Dr. Yvette Colón

 

While pain may be common during and after cancer treatment, it is not something you just have to "live with.” This webinar will review different types of pain as well as effective management. Dr. Yvette Colón will provide tips for tracking your pain levels, considering treatment options, talking about pain with your health care team, and other practical suggestions for dealing with pain during and after treatment.

 

Dr. Nikhil Guhagarkar will be discussing the dental and oral complications of drugs used in GIST treatment and treatment of these side effects. He will also speak about methods of maintaining good oral hygiene.

 

Dr. Guhagarkar is a GISTer and active GIST advocate. He is a City Chapter Leader for Friends of Max India, a Board Member of SPAEN, the author of a Friends Of Max publication titled "A Guide to Nutrition and Holistic Way of Living with GIST" and participated as an expert in the LRG Webcast Series with "Nutrition and Healthy Living with GIST."

 

If you have any questions for Dr. Guhagarkar, please email him at nikhilspaen@gmail.com.

 

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GIST and its treatment can cause a variety of symptoms. Adequate management of symptoms can improve a patient’s quality of life. Proper management can also allow the patient to remain on treatment without a decrease in dosage, interruption of treatment, or even the discontinuation of treatment. Staying on treatment as prescribed gives patients the best chance of a good outcome and in some cases has been shown to improve survival rates.

 

In this webcast, Dr. Lori Williams, Associate Professor in the Department of Symptom Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will review common symptoms associated with GIST and some of its treatments. She will present methods patients can use to self-manage symptoms as well as how to discuss and when to report symptoms to health care providers. 

 

Pete Knox, Senior Director of Research at The LIfe Raft Group, will also share an update on our interactive side effects management platform, SideEQ. This platform is a great tool to allow patients to optimize their overall health by learning and sharing tips with others on how to manage side effects.

 

There will be a 15 minute Q & A at the end of the presentation.

 

REGISTER: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=ugl3l6pdobvq&campaign=j7tm5oljbx36

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