Radiation Therapy: What is it and how is Covid-19 impacting cancer care?
Date(s) - 12/15/2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Many are concerned about access to cancer care during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially for radiation therapy which requires in-person visits. Can patients miss their appointments and still be ok? Let’s talk about what radiation therapy is, its effectiveness for certain cancer types and how to support employees who need this vital form of treatment. Sign up for this informative webinar and invite a colleague who can also benefit.
Session participants will understand:
- The role of radiation of therapy in cancer treatment
- Forms and frequency of radiation therapy
- Cancer types that benefit most from radiation treatment
- Radiation therapy and the typical 8-5 work schedule
- Covid-19 hit – what does that mean for radiation therapy treatment
- How employers can support employees undergoing radiation therapy treatment
Nitika Thawani, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Kimberly Brussow is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She has extensive experience in cancer genetic counseling, and makes it her goal to support informed decision making and coping for those determined to be at risk for cancer after genetic testing. In addition to her expertise in hereditary cancer, Kimberly also brings her unique experience with genomic technology into the clinic. Kimberly received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of California, San Diego. She received a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of California, Irvine. In her personal time,
Kimberly is often playing viola, catching a hockey game, or enjoying time with her husband and dogs.
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