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  • 00:32

    Surviving Pancreatic Cancer

    in Health

    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.

  • 00:32

    Surviving 2 Bouts of Pancreatic Cancer pt 2 with Dr. Steven Lewis

    in Health

    Dr. Steven Lewis received a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Stanford University in 1977 and is a visiting professor of clinical biomedical science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. His book is called "The Ripple Effect: How a Positive Attitude and Caring Community Helped Save My Life."


     He was in superb life-long health, until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease with a survival rate of only 5%. In spite of this, Steven and his wife struggled to achieve and deliberately maintain an extremely positive attitude. This choice started a "ripple effect" that created an exceptionally caring and upbeat community of family, relatives and friends and enabled this community to return even more positive energy to Steven. The story became even more intense when Steven endured a second bout of pancreatic cancer that metastasized to his liver. Surviving a second bout of pancreatic cancer is so rare that no statistics are kept. Today, Steven is cancer free, in excellent health and works out strenuously. 


    Steven Lewis may be found on face book at https://www.facebook.com/RippleEffectBook/posts/10203150506897233


    Dr. Diane A. Thompson may be reached at www.DrDianeThompson.com

  • 00:19

    Surviving 2 Bouts of Pancreatic Cancer pt 1 with Dr. Steven Lewis

    in Health

    Dr. Steven Lewis received a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Stanford University in 1977 and is a visiting professor of clinical biomedical science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. His book is called "The Ripple Effect: How a Positive Attitude and Caring Community Helped Save My Life."


     He was in superb life-long health, until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease with a survival rate of only 5%. In spite of this, Steven and his wife struggled to achieve and deliberately maintain an extremely positive attitude. This choice started a "ripple effect" that created an exceptionally caring and upbeat community of family, relatives and friends and enabled this community to return even more positive energy to Steven. The story became even more intense when Steven endured a second bout of pancreatic cancer that metastasized to his liver. Surviving a second bout of pancreatic cancer is so rare that no statistics are kept. Today, Steven is cancer free, in excellent health and works out strenuously. 


    Steven Lewis may be found on face book at https://www.facebook.com/RippleEffectBook/posts/10203150506897233


    Dr. Diane A. Thompson may be reached at www.DrDianeThompson.com


    Disclaimer:  The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended for diagnosis or treatment.  Seek the advice of your health care provider before making any changes to your health.

  • 00:29

    Nutrition Advice for Pancreatic Cancer and the aftermath of Whipple Surgery

    in 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.

  • 01:29

    Pancreatic Cancer: Causes, Prevention, Cure

    in Health

    Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. At 8p ET/7p CT Wednesday, March 18th, Root Cause Radio is changing that.


    Dial 347-850-8486 to learn the true causes of pancreatic cancer, how to reduce risk even if it runs in your family, and what to do increase life expectancy and cure it once diagnosed. 


    Featured guests:


    Dr. Maxwell Nartey - Founder of Symptometry: Orginator of Root Cause Therapeutics, therapeutic scientist, author, and specialist in healing at the cellular level (www.Symptometry.com)


    Darlene Brown - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Advocate and Founder of the Dancin' on Water Charity Cruises (StarTravels4u.org/cancer-research)


     

  • 00:01

    Endoscopic Screening for Pancreatic Cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

    in Health

    Pancreatic cancer is killer.  Why?  Because it's usually not detected early enough to effectively treat.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Michael Wallace who is working on a new screening method. To listen, click the link below. 2015june04

  • 00:46

    Dr. Kurtis Campbell, Mercy Medical Center, discusses Liver/Pancreatic Surgery

    in Health

    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.


    To listen to the show live or in replay, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/anna-renault

  • 01:37

    Talk about it Tuesday We have Gwen Crawford HEALED HERSELF OF Pancreatic Cancer

    in Spirituality

    Thanks for hanging out in the Goddess Suite, Tune in @ 9pm for Talk about it Tuesday's show, sip a cup of Goddess Blend  tea and get ready for the HOTTEST 2 HOURS of your life! Tonight we feature a Special guest who healed herself from Pancreatic Cancer!


    Mrs. Crawford's passion and focus has been on health and a healthy lifestyle for the past 25 years. She is no stranger to the medical field. Gwen’s medical history includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Studies from Western Michigan University. Using the naturopathic and holistic health approach, she wrote her second cookbook, "The Crossover Diet."


    The Crossover Diet allows the willing person to begin removing harmful foods from their food choices and substitute wholesome foods in their place. If you use these recipes "You no longer have to go on a diet to lose weight."


    Mrs. Crawford also Overcame Pancreatic Cancer Without Chemotherapy or Radiation "I Took My Health and Destiny Into My Own Hands! I was given two weeks to six months to live by the experts! I proved all of my doctors wrong. It has been six years and I'm still here! That's why I created Gwen's Cancer Survival Kit.


    http://www.cooknwithlove.com/

  • 01:11

    Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Series

    in Self Help

    Networking to uplift each other in all areas of life.
       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:   maslowwomanlive@yahoo.com   maslowwoman.com  

  • 00:52

    Diabetic Eye Disease and its Treatments & Pancreatic Cancer

    in Health

    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.

  • 01:11

    The Journey of Cancer: How to Thrive When Faced With A Cancer Diagnosis Part 2

    in Self Help

    It is said that good health is our most precious asset in life, but what if one is faced with a cancer diagnosis?  Join me (Jann Jaffe), Gina Costa and Cathy Achino for Part 2 as we discuss not only how to manage but also thrive in the aftermath of diagnosis.


    Jann Jaffe (Northwestern University BA, MA), is an iPEC Certified Professional Coach, ELI-MP, and a COR.E Dynamics Specialist. Traumatic brain injury cut short her successful career as an international opera/concert singer, and master class teacher, and drastically altered her life. Jann is dedicated to helping professional women achieve optimal success, realization of their potential, and passion, purpose and wellbeing in every aspect of their lives. (info@forwardtosuccess.com)


    Gina Costa is a breast cancer survivor and caretaker, iPEC Certified Professional Coach, and ELI-MP. With New Beginnings Coaching Services, Gina is dedicated to helping women diagnosed with breast cancer cope with emotional and physical challenges as they gain confidence and feel in control of their lives again.  (www.newbeginningswithgina.com)


    Cathy Achino owner of Courage to Lead is a certified life, leadership and advocacy coach.  She works with individuals to preserve or restore their health by exploring alternative care, maneuvering through the health care system, and creating plans for change and implementation which improve their self-esteem and health.  (cathy@courtolead.com; 810-447-0565; www.courtolead.com


     

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