The Skin Cancer & You Webinar Series provides information you need to know–about prevention, surgery, therapies, and living with skin cancer. So stay tuned for upcoming events and check out archived content. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask about the skin cancer topics that matter to YOU!
In this video, Bruce Cassidy shares his experience as a caregiver for his father, a patient with metastatic squamous cell skin cancer that was successfully treated with immunotherapy. He provides some insight into the continuum of care and his perspective on a range of issues as a caregiver.
Introduction: Bruce’s Story
Sun Exposure and History
Getting a Referral
Making the Decision
Importance of Advocacy
Experience With Immunotherapy
Becoming an Advocate
Establishing Caregiver Roles
Advocate as Researcher
Role of Caregiver
Unmet Needs for Resources
Originally Recorded Tuesday, May 24, 2022
In the third episode of our Skin Cancer & You Webinar Series, oncology nurse and patient-education expert Jill Weberding answers patient questions regarding the immune-related side effects of immunotherapy. This was a live, virtual event.
In this prerecorded content, Ms Weberding provides an overview of how immunotherapy works differently from other cancer therapies. She explains what you need to know in order to recognize side effects, seek help, and take care of yourself so you can stay on therapy and achieve the best possible health outcomes. Ms Weberding provides specific instruction on what you need to know about lung/breathing problems, diarrhea or stomach problems, and skin problems.
These resources, developed in collaboration with Ms Weberding, provide a guide on what you need to know for specific immune-related side effects associated with checkpoint inhibitor therapy. Click on each side-effect below to download a guide on that side effect.
Jill Weberding, MPH, BSN, RN, OCN®
Jill Weberding, MPH, BSN, RN, OCN®, has worked as a oncology nurse for nearly 20 years in community hospitals and community cancer centers. During her nursing career, Jill has worked as a staff nurse on an oncology floor, outpatient infusion nurse, clinical research nurse, clinical trials department manager, nurse and patient educator, and a speaker. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as her Master of Public Health, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Jill’s work with immuno-oncology agents spans more than a decade.
In 2011, she was invited to join the Visionary Immunotherapy Cancer Educators (VOICE) Speakers Bureau with Bristol-Myers Squibb to assist in educating healthcare professionals across the country on the nuances of immune checkpoint inhibitors. In addition to working as an oncology nurse consultant, speaking, and educating nurses and patients, Jill also abstracts oncology data with a company that is building a software platform to connect cancer centers across the country to improve treatment and accelerate research.
Learn from someone who has been there. Watch this video interview of Jacki Jones, who shares her experience with multiple basal cell carcinomas and a squamous cell skin cancer. Jacki touches on topics of diagnosis, finding the right doctor, self-advocacy, post-surgical follow-up, prevention, and more in these videos from the Skin Cancer and You webinar series.
Skin Cancer Discovered and Diagnosed
Family History of Skin Cancer
Self-Advocacy for Biopsy
Post Surgery Follow-up
Self-Exam Skin Check
Advice for Younger Self
Raising Awareness of the Seriousness of Skin Cancer
Community Support for Skin Cancer
Basics of Surgery for Skin Cancer
Archived from a December 7th, 2021 webinar
In this 45-minute session, Geoffrey Lim, MD, Mohs surgeon, goes over the basics of skin cancer surgery and then answers your questions live. He covers topics such as:
Geoffrey Lim, MD
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dr Lim is a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon in private practice at Optum Dermatology in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and SkinMed Institute in Lone Tree, Colorado.. His expertise is in the management of basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell skin cancers, as well as early invasive melanomas and other high-risk skin cancers. Dr Lim graduated summa cum laude in the top 1% of his class at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennyslvania. Dr Lim subsequently attended Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, where he graduated with both peer- and faculty-elected honors. He was selected as Intern of the Year during his preliminary medicine internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York, NY, before completing his dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as Chief Resident and received the John McSorley, MD, Award for Excellence in Dermatology and best overall achievement in patient care and research. During his fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dermatologic Oncology, and Facial Reconstructive Surgery, Dr Lim was mentored by Dr John A. Zitelli and Dr David G. Brodland, widely regarded as two of the premier Mohs surgeons in the world. Dr Lim not only provides skillful and compassionate care to his patients, he is involved with advocacy work at the local, state, and national levels.