Check out our last survivorship expert interview for 2023!
The Effects of High Blood Pressure on Cancer Survivorship
With expert Dr. Ken E. Bodek, a cardio-oncologist with Novant Health Cardiology.
We decided to do this topic because high blood affects 50% of the US adult population, and cancer survivors are affected at a higher rate and the effects can be more harmful. This will be helpful information for everyone!
What to Know when You’re Facing Cancer
Getting a cancer diagnosis for the first time can be scary and overwhelming, and you may feel like you don’t know where to start. And for those who are close to the end of active treatment, or done with active treatment, that’s a scary time too when you’re not seeing your cancer care team every week! This month’s interview aims to help listeners know where to go, who to talk to, what to ask, and what resources to keep in your toolbox. Cancer Services has dozens of resources for patients to provide support and assistance throughout this journey, and there’s even more organizations and programs out within the community that we’ll discuss.
We are lucky to have three experts on this topic this month, Melissa Lyle-Nipper, Felicia Dobson and Lindy Milligan. Melissa is our Patient Advocate Director here at Cancer Services and has a master’s in social work, Felicia is one of our fantastic Patient Advocators, and Lindy is our survivorship coordinator and a breast cancer survivor.
- Cancer Services Patient Advocates – 336-760-9983; www.cancerservicesonline.org
- Survivor Programs: www.cancerservicesonline.org/register
- Fund Finder https://fundfinder.panfoundation.org/
- Cancer Care www.cancercare.org
- Caring Bridge: https://www.caringbridge.org/
- Livestrong at the YMCA: https://ymcanwnc.org/health-and-fitness/community-health-programs/livestrong-at-the-ymca
Navigating Health Insurance Options
We are lucky to have an expert on this topic this month. Sarah Jolly is a Certified Marketplace Navigator with NC Navigator Consortium and works for Legal Aid in Forsyth County. We have a lot of great information to share on this topic and hope you find it helpful!
Heart Health After Treatment
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Neuropathy During & After Treatment
Our May topic is Neuropathy during and after treatment. Our expert speakers are Stephanie Rehm, a physical therapist and Claire Salmond, an occupational therapist, both with Novant Health.
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Nutrition During & After Treatment
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Our expert speakers this month are Lora White, RD, CSO, LDN and Amber Thomas, RD, CSO. We have a lot of great information to share on this topic and hope you find it helpful!
- Lora White: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amber Thomas: https://cancernutritionsolutions.com/about
- Julie Lanford: https://cancerdietitian.com/
Cancer Brain – Tips & Tricks for Coping
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Our expert speakers are Claudia U. Koliscak, MS CCC-SLP and Sara Bridges, LCSW
- Sara Bridges: email@example.com |
- Claudia Koliscak: firstname.lastname@example.org | 336-397-6029
Socializing When You’re Immune Compromised
Our expert speaker for February is Dr. Stacy Wentworth, the medical director of Survivorship for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Priorities and Well-Being: Maintaining Focus on What’s Really Important
Part 1 Video
In our January special topic, experts Lisa Rainwater (Oncology Counselor at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist) and Decarlos West (Social Worker at Novant Health), help us know what’s important when it comes to well-being after a cancer diagnosis.
We touch on a few different areas that many cancer survivors and caregivers face, and give you some practical tips on how to take steps towards identifying your priorities and enhancing your well-being.
Part 2 Video
In Part 2, Julie interviews Kris Ryan, a cancer survivor and certified coach, who helps us process what we heard in Part 1 and think about how we might identify some personal next steps or goals.