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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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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.
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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
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BLOODTHINNERS”-do they really thin the blood?
It has become common practice to give elderly human, baby aspirin daily for the purpose of thinning their blood.
Now what does it mean: “thinning the blood?”
How can aspirin thin the blood? Well, it does not. What we call blood thinners are medi-sins that prevent blood from coagulating.
What are the side effects of daily aspirin usage?
Stomach ulcers, intestinal bleeding, increased risk of pancreatic cancer, kidney damages, eye damages…
The benefits of blood thinning therapy taken from Dr. Mercola site;
Study Comparing Blood-Thinning Therapies to no Antithrombotic Therapy
• Participants included 279 patients who were diagnosed with heart failure that required diuretic therapy
• Participants were divided into three groups, aspirin therapy, warfarin therapy and no antithrombotic therapy
Results of the Study
• Aspirin and warfarin didn't provide the patients with any valuable health benefits
• There didn't appear to be any substantial differences of incidences of death, nonfatal heart attacks or nonfatal stroke in the three groups of the study
• Patients in the aspirin group had increased chances of experiencing serious gastrointestinal problems
• Patients in the aspirin therapy group were twice as likely as the patients in the warfarin group to face hospitalization for cardiovascular complications, particularly worsening cases of heart failure during the first 12 months following the study
If you want to thin the blood isn’t it normal that you reach for water first?
November is Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Join us Live on Saturday November 3rd, 2012 at 8pm EST.
Your not alone, we are taking an in depth look at lung and pancreatic cancer with people who have lived through it.
If you have lung/pancreatic cancer, had lung/pancreatic cancer, know someone who has or had lung/pancreatic cancer or if your a friend, family member or caregiver of someone with lung/pancreatic cancer we want to speak to you during this live broadcast.
Call in with your questions suggestions and comments the number to call is 646-716-6587
Special Tribute to Gloria Gilmore, The significant other of co-host Brian P. Stetten has passed away due to pancreatic cancer. A highly intelligent woman who spent her spare time as an activist and gave highly anti-capitalist rants to the very end. She was highly critical of her fellow humans and desperate to see the population wake up and challenge a system that seems quite irrational until one understands the underlying demands for profits from elite interests and the nature of class consciousness.
A special tribute with a few surprise guests and a discussion of a legacy that needs to be fulfilled. Also, the need for more love in our society....
Joe Hackman discusses Pancreatic Cancer awareness with Judy Loyd, Michelle Monhart and Diane Borrison of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Joe, Judy and Michelle lost parents to Pancreatic Cancer and Diane is a survivor! Join us in raising awareness for this particularly lethal form of cancer. 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease this year, 39,000 of them will die from the disease.
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING DEMAND ON THE STORY ABOUT BRITTANY MAYNARD ENDING HER OWN LIFE DUE TO TERMINAL BRAIN CANCER GARY BOSCIA AND DOMINICK "SKIPPY"CALVITTO HAVE DECIDED TO DISCUSS IT TONIGHT ON OUR RADIO SHOW AND I HAVE READ UP AND RESERCHED THE ISSUE AND I FIND ALOT OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS ON THE ISSUE,SO WE ARE HOSTING A 2 HOUR SHOW TONIGHT TO HAVE TIME FOR "YOU"THE CALLERS TO CHIME IN WITH WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT HER DICISION ,, I DEALT WITH LOSING MY MOTHER TO PANCREATIC CANCER WHEN I WAS A KID AND IT TORE MY LIFE APART WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY,SO IT IS A TOUGH TOPIC TO HAVE TO DISCUSS,BUT WE NEED TO BRING IT OUT THEIR AND LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT IT,
So Call in tonight @347-426-3972 AND LET US HEAR AND DISCUSS YOU'RE OPINION,My Co-host Gary Boscia lost his mother in January due to cancer,Also Lost his father 8 months later due to cancer ,Special 2 hour show tonight,!!
Registered Nurse and Health Coach, Candice Rosen, joins Sasha Ottey on the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about how to get relief from PCOS by improving the health of your pancreas. Candice is the creator of the Pancreatic Nutritional Program and the author of The Pancreatic Oath, a book for health conscious people searching for improved wellness and weight loss through diet and blood glucose regulation.
Join PCOS Challenge and other women in the fight against Polycystic Ovary Syndrome at PCOSChallenge.com.