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Steven Lewis has written a new book about surviving pancreatic cancer. Joyce speaks with him about his experience, and the advice he would give to other cancer patients.
In what his physicians have called a “miraculous recovery,” Steven Lewis, Ph.D., a visiting professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has beaten all odds surviving two bouts of pancreatic cancer. Lewis was first diagnosed with the disease in 2007, and again almost three years later when the cancer metastasized to his liver. He has persevered major surgeries, radiation treatments and chemotherapy.
With the highest mortality rate of all major cancers, pancreatic cancer patients have less than a five percent survival rate within five years of diagnosis, and 74 percent of patients die within the first year of diagnosis. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. with an estimated 46,420 Americans diagnosed each year. Pancreatic cancer is one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved substantially over nearly 40 years. In recent years, pancreatic cancer has received considerable attention because many well-known individuals such as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, actor Patrick Swayze and opera singer Luciano Pavarotti have died from the disease.
Following the surgery to remove the cancer in his liver, Lewis has been cancer free and in excellent health for more than four years. Along with his outstanding team of physicians, Lewis credits his ability to maintain an extremely positive attitude with saving his life. As an exercise physiologist, researcher and teacher, he leads a vigorous life, exercising regularly to maintain a high level of physical fitness and health.
Today we would like to welcome Maria Petzel, a Clinical Dietitian with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Today we will be discussing Nutrition after Whipple Surgery and nutrition for those with Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer. As many of us know, November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.
According to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. Only 6% of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive more than five years. One theory that pancreatic cancer has a low survival rate, is because the symptoms may not be apparent until the cancer has already spread significantly.
One method of treatment is Whipple surgery, named after the first surgeon to perform the procedure, Allen Whipple. Whipple surgery consist of removing a significant portion of the pancreas next to the small intestines It also involves removal of the duodenum, a portion of the common bile duct, gallbladder, and sometimes part of the stomach. Afterwards, surgeons reconnect the remaining intestine, bile duct, and pancreas.
This is obviously a very intense surgery for a person to undergo, especially when recovering. It is critical for a person to consult with either a registered Dietitian or Doctor both before & after a surgical procedure.
Dr, Kurtis Campbell works at Mercy Medical Center in downtown Baltimore County. He will share informatoin about Liver and Pancreatic surgeries. He works in the Surgical Oncology Department at Mercy. He is Board Certified for General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Specialties.
His Surgical Oncology Areas of Interest: Pancreatic Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Gastrointestinal, and Complex Abdominal Surgery,
We will be focusing on the liver and the pancreas -- the most common diseases, their symptoms and treatments.
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Dialogue on topics that concern you. This Week: "Meet Alicia Bertine" To start off our series, we're reintroducing Alicia Bertine. Join her each week to learn about living and surviving pancreatic cancer. Living with hope and gusto. Our guest today is Alicia Bertine. She is a beautiful young woman inside and out that is inspiring and a joy to meet and know. You may remember her as on of the people in Oprah's LoveTown USA reality TV show. Join us and listen to her story. You'll walk away a different person. I’d like to hear from you! I invite you to call in during broadcast and share your questions and comments. Bring your expertise, resources, wisdom, stories and unique insight to the weekly topics. Don’t miss our broadcasts hit the FOLLOW button. We are committed to providing a forum for voices and opinions of woman in the mass media. If you have any suggestions for future programs, we'd like to hear from you. Send your comments and suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org maslowwoman.com
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the signs of Diabetic Eye Disease? Do you know the best ways to prevent Diabetic Eye Disease?
Join Partners in Health talk show host Gail Dixon and her special guests (TBA) as we discuss how to have Diabetes and Retain Your Eyesight.
During the second half of Partners in Health we discusss Pancreatic Cancer, the signs, symptoms and Prevention.
There is no one answer to the many complex conditions plaguing our modern society, so the answer has to be custom tailored to the uniqueness of the individual. Using a multifaceted approach, while addressing the underlying causes, allows our guest on this week’s Health Media Live radio program, to become very effective in helping his most challenging cases regain hope, and in many instances, life.
Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Brown University and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1983. During a postgraduate immunology fellowship under Dr. Robert A. Good, considered the father of modern immunology and for years President of Sloan-Kettering, he completed a research study evaluating an aggressive nutritional therapy in the treatment of advanced cancer. Since 1987, Dr. Gonzalez has been in private practice in New York City, treating patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious degenerative illnesses. His therapy involves individualized diet, individualized supplement programs with pancreatic enzymes, and detoxification routines such as the coffee enemas.
Dr. Gonzalez has released three books: The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer, One Man Alone, and What Went Wrong: The Truth Behind the Clinical Trial of the Enzyme Treatment of Cancer. For further information about Dr. Gonzalez or his books contact: www.dr-gonzalez.com or New Spring Press LLC: www.newspringpress.com.
Meet the very best integrative physicians, authors and celebrities LIVE at the upcoming Nutrition, Aesthetics, Vitality, Efficacy, Life (NAVEL) event: www.navelexpo.com
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Grammy Award winning, Gospel Recording Artist, Yasmeen, releases new music for the soul
One Artist’s Amazing Journey to Resurrection
Yasmeen believes it is impossible to write about Christmas without writing about the Resurrection. When asked why, she replies "Because Jesus was born to die." Yasmeen’s power and vision for God’s work does not stop with her love for Gospel music, as she is singing her own testimony, of God’s grace and mercy in her life. Yasmeen’s journey while recording her most recent music was nothing less than remarkable, as she was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. With God’s unyielding hand of power and healing, she was able to overcome the ills of cancer. While, going through intensive cancer treatments, Yasmeen continued to stay focused on God’s purpose in her life, singing His praises and recording music that she believes will touch and save lives. Today, Yasmeen can claim victory, as the cancer is inactive!
Yasmeen attended and graduated from DC Public Schools, Spelman College, Bowie State University and Regent University earning a B.A in English, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and was working on her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology, when while writing the dissertation was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. However, Yasmeen completed all the doctoral coursework earning a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, C.A.G.
She is a Grammy Award Winner and PrayzeFactor Peoples Choice Awards Winner for Best A Cappella Vocalist and Best Neo-Soul Vocalist.
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Her father died. Julie Weiss got movin.’ And she didn’t stop till she ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks. Yes, you read that right. Julie is truly the Marathon Goddess.
Inspired by her father Maurice’s death from pancreatic cancer, Julie made it her mission to raise millions for a cure. “This was truly one step at a time,” she says. “Just like life.”
Today on BOLD, we reveal how this working mom of two took on the grueling schedule that took her around the world, making an impossible dream come true.
“When I first started running, I was overweight and on antidepressants. Somewhere along the line, I realized there was a bigger purpose for my life and I wasn’t going to get there standing still.”