This session will help define the basics, treatment, and goals of metastatic disease so that patient, community, and clinical navigators can recognize the specific needs and goals of these patients and be prepared to assist, educate, and support them.
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
Understand the basics of metastasis and the various treatment options and rationale for metastatic patients to best support them in making decisions about individual treatment
Understand patient (and caregiver) emotional issues of uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and general coping skills to adequately support specific needs
Assist patients and caregivers to optimize the myriad essentials of survivorship and quality of life in this patient population
Describe the role of integrative therapies in helping patients live with metastatic disease