About This Webinar
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Length: 28 mins

Overview: After treatment ends, a common fear for both cancer survivors and their families is the possibility of cancer returning. In this webinar, clinical psychologist Dr Sophie Lebel discusses how to manage these fears during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this webinar, you will find answers to the following questions:

• How common is the fear of cancer recurrence?

• How do I know if my fear of cancer recurrence is in line with my actual level of risk?

• How do I know if my fear of cancer recurrence is a cause for concern, and how can I best manage these fears?

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Resources from the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is continuing to provide programs for people with cancer and caregivers that can be helpful if you are staying close to home or dealing with feelings of anxiety or isolation.

• Cancer Information Helpline is our national, toll-free helpline for people with cancer, caregivers, families and friends, the general public and healthcare professionals. Contact us or call us at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

• Extensive expert information is available on our website about cancer and COVID-19. www.cancer.ca

CancerConnection is our online community where people with cancer and their loved ones can share their experiences and build supportive relationships.

Smokers' Helpline is available to help you or a loved one quit smoking.

If you need help immediately, please contact:

• Crisis Services Canada, 1-833-456-4566 | www.crisisservicescanada.ca

• Kids Help Phone, 1-800-668-6868 | https://kidshelpphone.ca

• If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

The information in this webinar is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of your healthcare provider based on your individual situation. Experts are speaking on their own behalf and CCS assumes no responsibility for the completeness of the information presented.

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    Dr Sophie Lebel, C. Psych
    Professor, School of Psychology - University of Ottawa

    Dr. Sophie Lebel is professor at the University of Ottawa, School of Psychology. She is a clinical health psychologist with a Ph.D. from Universite de Montreal, Quebec. She joined Faculty in July 2007 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto. Her research interests focus on cancer survivors and their families, with a focus on developing and testing questionnaires, models, and interventions for fear of cancer recurrence, sexuality, fatigue, stigma, and dyadic adjustment. She is the director of the Interdisciplinary Psychosocial Oncology Research Group and Laboratory, an initiative that brings together researchers, health care providers, community partners, and trainees with an interest in helping cancer patients and their loved ones in the Greater Ottawa region. Clinically, Dr. Lebel helps cancer patients and their caregivers with adjustment difficulties throughout the disease trajectory.