The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is a new payment and delivery model created by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center). The goal of the OCM is to provide coordinated high-quality oncology care at the same or lower cost to Medicare beneficiaries. Learn more about this new model of care and how it is being used to treat cancer patients by taking this short 7-minute quick guide.
Welcome to this quick guide on possible side effects after a CAR T infusion. It will explain what potential side effects to watch out for, responsibilities for caregivers, when to call your CAR T Care Team or 911, and additional resources for support. It also includes practical tips from patients and caregivers who have been through CAR T Therapy.
In this presentation, psychologist Jamie Aten introduces the new science of fortitude and how it can benefit healthcare professionals and patients alike. Jamie takes the audience through an inspiring personal quest to unlock the ancient secrets of this neglected virtue through recent scientific breakthroughs.
This is a slow flow yoga practice that connects breath to body through a combination of grounded postures and ones that require strength and balance. We begin with a complete breathing exercise that involves breathing into 3 parts of your torso (belly, ribs and chest) which cultivates a sense of peace and balance. Seated poses then help ground the body, and we will work toward a standing peak pose.
This video provides an overview of treatment for metastatic breast cancer (MBC). This video covers hormone therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, clinical trials, and supportive care. Click here for more information on MBC.
In this installment of our special series Spotlight on Coronavirus, we focus on the emotions and feelings that cancer patients and caregivers might experience as they cope with the impact of the spread of coronavirus. Many cancer patients and caregivers are reporting feeling alone, anxious, and fearful of the future. Our guests help put context to our feelings and share strategies to help us cope.
During this class we will alternate gentle strengthening exercises with longer stretches to create the balance between feeling strength and ease. We will meet peaks of physical intensity with the breath and then recover by softening and slowing down to stretch. This is similar in life because sometimes we need and want to be strong. Other times it’s necessary to just be vulnerable, process emotions and have grace for your cancer journey. Let go of what doesn’t serve you and work within your current strength.
Health professionals, and more specifically oncology professionals, often experience burnout and compassion fatigue. Ruby, your virtual community navigator, will help professionals understand the importance of identifying the early warning signs of compassion fatigue and steps you can take to protect yourself and your team.