Living Beyond Cancer
Breast Cancer's Short and Long Term Effects with Dr. Hannah Hazard-Jenkins
Dr. Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, WVU Cancer Institute Interim Director and Breast Surgeon, discusses the short and long term effects of breast cancer including the fear of recurrence, how to encourage linkages between specialty and primary care, and the importance of asking for help when needed.
The Short and Long Term Psychosocial Effects of Cancer with Dr. Kaleena Chilcote
Saying you need help is okay according to Dr. Chilcote, Director of Psychosocial Oncology at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute. During this podcast, she discusses the short and long psychosocial effects of cancer including anxiety and depression. She also shares tips on asking for support, how to know when a loved one needs help, and how to find a mental health care provider in your local community.
Colorectal Cancer’s Short and Long Term Effects with Dr. Emily Groves and Dr. Carl Schmidt
In this episode, West Virginia University Cancer Institute’s Dr. Emily Groves, Colorectal Surgeon, and Dr. Carl Schmidt, Director and Chief of Surgical Oncology discuss the high cure rate for early-stage colon cancer, when it is important to see a specialist for your care, how patient summaries can help primary care providers, and answers to some of their patients’ most commonly asked questions.
Cervical Cancer’s Short and Long Term Effects with Dr. Valerie Galvan Turner
In this episode, Dr. Valerie Galvan Turner, Director of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Research at the WVU Cancer Institute, discusses the short and long term effects of cervical cancer. Topics include the role of early detection, the benefit of support groups, why some patients do not have surgery after radiation, the importance of well check visits for cancer survivors and the prevalence of cervical cancer in Appalachia. Throughout the podcast, she shares resources and links to helpful organizations such as the WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program.
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Lung Cancer's Short and Long Term Effects with Adrienne Duckworth, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Adrienne Duckworth, WVU Cancer Institute Nurse Practitioner specializing in lung cancer, discusses the short and long term effects of lung cancer including symptoms to watch out for after treatment, how to encourage linkages between specialty and primary care, and how advances in lung cancer care offer hope.
Intimacy and Sexuality After a Cancer Diagnosis with Dr. Roberta Renzelli-Cain, Dr. Kristin Phillips, and Dr. Megan Burkart
In this episode, WVU Cancer Institute’s Dr. Roberta Renzelli-Cain, Dr. Kristin Phillips, and Dr. Megan Burkart discuss sexuality and intimacy issues for women following cancer treatment. Topics include when and how to ask your health care provider questions, tips on talking with your partner, resources for support and education, encouragement to redefine sex after cancer treatment, and answers to commonly asked questions such as, “Should it feel this way?”
The Importance of Advanced Directives with Valarie Blake
Valarie Blake, Associate Professor at the WVU School of Law, discusses advanced directives and tips for talking with your family. Want to know the difference between a living will and a medical power of attorney? She explains those terms and shares how/when to talk with your health care provider (and more) in this episode.