Information Sessions

At MSK, we are dedicated to delivering the very best cancer care for our patients, as we have for more than 135 years. Wherever you are in your experience, we are committed to keeping you and your family informed.

Upcoming Session: Empowering Patients: Speak Up For Your Health

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET

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To submit questions in advance, please email them to [email protected].

To join the live webinar on Tuesday, May 11th click here. You can also watch the event live on our Facebook page.

Case Study

During the call on May 11, panelists will discuss a fictional case study.

 

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  • Kathryn is a 42-year-old real estate agent and mother of two with advanced colon cancer.
  • Her oncologist, Dr. G, has recommended an intensive combination of three chemotherapies which may shrink the tumor and allow for surgical removal.
  • Surgery is the only chance of cure.
  • Kathryn says she will do whatever Dr. G recommends.
  • Last week, Kathryn’s chemotherapy appointment was delayed three hours. This was not the first time this had happened. But she didn’t say anything to the nurse or Dr. G. for fear of being “difficult.”
  • At a follow-up visit, Dr. G asks Kathryn whether she is experiencing any chemotherapy side effects, such as nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, loss of appetite, or others.
  • Kathryn has frequent, debilitating diarrhea but tells Dr. G that she occasionally has mild diarrhea.
  • Her husband Michael starts to speak up, but Kathryn interrupts him with a question about surgery.
  • Later, Michael tells his best friend that he is concerned about his wife’s ability to tolerate the chemotherapy and is unsure what to do. 
  • Two days after her next cycle of chemotherapy, Kathryn is admitted to the hospital with severe dehydration, low potassium and weakness.

*This is a fictional case study.

Information Session: COVID-19 and Communities of Color
On March 31st, MSK hosted a special information session where our panel of experts addressed COVID-19 vaccine questions and concerns unique to Black and Hispanic communities.

Past Sessions

Patient Information Session: COVID-19 Update

Audio | 32:14

Patient Information Session: COVID-19 Update

On February 25, a panel of MSK experts answered your questions about vaccine distribution, effectiveness of the vaccine, and how to stay safe from COVID-19.
Information Session: Wellness at Home

VIDEO | 01:03

Information Session: Wellness at Home

Watch the webcast: Information Session: Wellness at Home
Coping with Cancer at the Holidays

Audio | 49:29

Information Session: Coping with Cancer at the Holidays

On December 15, a panel of MSK experts answered your questions around the unique experience of managing a cancer diagnosis or treatment, and facing survivorship and caregiving, during the holiday season.
Information Session: Pancreatic Cancer

Audio | 55:28

Information Session: Pancreatic Cancer

On November 17, a panel of MSK experts answered your questions about pancreatic cancer.
Information Session: The Flu and You

Audio | 40:36

Information Session: The Flu and You

On November 9, a panel of MSK experts answered your questions about this year’s flu season and what it means for people with cancer in light of COVID-19.
Information Sessions: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Audio | 52:17

Information Sessions: Breast Reconstruction

On October 21, a panel of MSK experts answered your questions about breast reconstruction.
Information Sessions: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Audio | 59:22

Information Session: Breast Cancer Exercise and Nutrition

On October 14, a panel of MSK experts answered your questions about breast cancer, exercise, and nutrition.
Information Session: Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health

Audio | 55:40

Information Session: Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health

On September 30, a panel of MSK experts answered your questions about starting or continuing your cancer treatment in the current environment.
Information Session: Gynecologic Cancer and Women’s Health

Audio | 43:28

Information Session: Gynecologic Cancer and Women’s Health

On September 24, a panel of MSK experts answered your questions about starting or continuing your cancer treatment in the current environment.
Patient Information Session: Navigating Your Cancer Care

Audio | 27:42

Information Session: Navigating Your Cancer Care

On July 30, a panel of MSK experts answered your questions about starting or continuing your cancer treatment in the current environment.
Patient Information Session: Lung Cancer and Lung Health

Audio | 58:30

Information Session: Lung Cancer and Lung Health

On July 9, a panel of MSK experts addressed your most pressing concerns and answered your questions about lung cancer, screening, and general lung health.
Patient Information Session: Colorectal Cancer and Digestive Health

Audio | 43:46

Information Session: Colorectal Cancer and Digestive Health

On June 18, a panel of MSK experts addressed your most pressing concerns and answered your questions about colorectal cancer and digestive health.
MSK Information Session

Audio | 48:45

Information Session: Managing Blood Cancer or a Bone Marrow Transplant

On June 10, a panel of MSK experts addressed your most pressing concerns, answered your questions, and shared new developments about blood cancers and bone marrow transplants.
MSK Surgery Infosession

Audio | 37:11

Information Session: Creating a Safe Space for Your Cancer Surgery

On May 19, a panel of MSK experts addressed your most pressing concerns and answered your questions about your upcoming treatment or appointment.
Patient Information Session: Breast Cancer and Breast Health

Audio | 42:41

Information Session: Breast Cancer and Breast Health

On May 14, a panel of MSK experts addressed your most pressing concerns and answered your questions about breast cancer and breast health.

Hear from Our Experts: MSK Information Session on April 23, 2020

Listen to the full teleconference that took place on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

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