The COVID-19 and cancer webinar series offers support and information to people with cancer and their caregivers, family and friends. Each webinar is presented by an expert speaker and addresses a central question about managing cancer needs during this time of COVID-19. For more details, check out the individual webinars below.
Cancer and COVID-19: Living with added uncertainty and isolation
A cancer diagnosis during COVID-19 can lead to additional feelings of grief, loss, uncertainty and isolation. In this webinar, clinical social worker C. Elizabeth Dougherty offers guidance on how to face difficult thoughts and feelings in the present moment, how to help children cope with grief and loss and how to access helpful support and resources.
Caregiving for a loved one in the time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to many caregivers. In this webinar, Dr Lambert provides expert advice on maintaining your own wellbeing and that of your loved one during this time. Find out how to support your loved one if you cannot be with them, manage any feelings of stress, anxiety and isolation and access support.
Cancer and COVID-19: Exercise for people with cancer and their families during COVID-19
With physical distancing in effect, many people may be considering home workouts for the first time. In this webinar, Dr Daniel Santa Mina provides expert guidance on how people with cancer, cancer survivors and their families can enjoy being active at home. Learn how much exercise you should aim for, how to create a space for fitness at home and how you can exercise safely if you are alone.
End-of-life and palliative care in the time of COVID-19
With special precautions in effect due to COVID-19, people with cancer, and their caregivers, may be facing some new challenges with palliative or end-of-life care. In this webinar, Dr Buchman describes the difference between palliative and end-of-life care, explains how they have been affected by COVID-19 and offers advice on advance care planning.
COVID-19 and cancer treatment
In this webinar, a panel of expert doctors answer common questions about the impact of COVID-19 on cancer treatment across Canada. For example, what is the status of clinical trials? When can loved ones accompany someone receiving treatment? And how will the healthcare system help if someone receiving treatment contracts COVID- 19?
Cancer and COVID-19: Staying safe
When social distancing restrictions ease, businesses and schools will begin to re-open, and healthcare professionals can begin re-scheduling postponed appointments. How can people with cancer stay safe and minimize their risk of COVID-19 during this transition?
Coping with cancer and COVID-19
Intended for people with cancer and their loved ones, this webinar will share ways to navigate and manage the added sense of isolation, stress and uncertainty in the context of cancer, and COVID-19.
COVID-19 and cancer patients
Dr Earle answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and cancer. For instance, are people with certain cancers at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and what can they do to reduce their risk? What should people with cancer do if their treatment is delayed? Dr Earle will answer these questions and more in this webinar.
The information in these webinars is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a healthcare provider based on your individual situation. Experts are speaking on their own behalf and CCS assumes no responsibility for the completeness of the information presented. For the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak from the Public Health Agency of Canada