Thursday, April 24, 2008

TomoTherapy (Episode 19)

Alegent Health radiation oncologist, Dr. Joan Keit and breast cancer survivor, Joyce, join the program to talk about a revolutionary new cancer treatment. TomoTherapy has been called the future of radiation therapy. This all-in-one solution allows doctors to check the location of tumors before each treatment, then deliver painless, precise radiation therapy resulting in unmatched accuracy for breast cancer patients.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center (Episode 18)

The Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center assists those with cancer at all stages of their illness and helps families and friends cope with cancer in their lives. Their goal is to provide emotional support and guidance for people with cancer, family members and health professionals. This week's guests include an Alegent Health Cancer Support Team Specialist, an Oncology Nurse Navigator, an Alegent Health Nurse Practitioner and a cancer survivor.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Digital Mammography (Episode 17)

Alegent Health radiologist, Patricia A. Helk, and breast cancer survivor, Teri Fitzpatrick, join the program to discuss digital mammography. This breakthrough in technology allows for clearer pictures, faster results and detection at an earlier stage, making a tremendous difference for thousands of women.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Aquatic Therapy Program (Episode 16)

Patients are beating breast cancer with the help of Aquatic Therapy. Supported by the buoyancy of the 90-93 degree water, patients are able to perform therapies that increase strength and muscle tone, range of motion and mobility; all while decreasing pain and improving overall well being. Listen in as Kelly Billings, Alegent Health Pysical Therapist and Paula Lens, breast cancer survivor, share their personal experiences with this form of breast cancer therapy.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Breast Cancer Genetics (Episode 15)

Is breast cancer hereditary? Listen in as Alegent Health Cancer Genetics Nurse, Twila Westercamp, discusses how genetics can play a role in developing the disease. This week's other guest is Carrie, a breast cancer survivor whose immediate family members have also suffered from cancer.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Every Woman Matters (Episode 14)

Every Woman Matters is a program designed to help those who can't help themselves. The program is for women 40 through 64 years of age, who have limited or no health insurance, and have a low or medium income. Since its inception in 1991, EWM has screened 60,253 women and diagnosed 781 breast cancers. EWM marketing specialist, Tracy Bono and Susan G. Komen Executive director, Lynette Farhart, are this week's guests.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lympedema (Episode 13)

Lympedema is the chronic swelling of a body part which affects millions world-wide. Usually, Lympedema happens after cancer surgery or radiation therapy. More than three million breast cancer patients are expected to experience the condition, and anyone who has had cancer treatment that has affected the lymph nodes is at risk. Alegent Health Occupational Therapist Rachel Clasemann, and breast cancer survivor, Loretta, are this week's guests. Listen in as they share their experiences and talk about treatment for this condition.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Reconstructive Surgery (Episode 12)

Reconstructive surgery is an integral part of breast cancer treatment. It can improve physical appearance as well promote a sense of wellness for both the patient and her family. Alegent Health plastic surgeon, Dr. Nagi Ayoub, explains the many reconstructive options and how recent surgical improvements are providing patients with better results. Chris and Nancy, breast cancer survivors, join Dr. Ayoub to share their stories.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Nutrition (Episode 11)

A healthy diet is an important part of cancer treatment. Good eating habits during cancer care help patients cope with the effects of the cancer and its treatment. An Alegent Health dietician and a breast cancer survivor talks about how eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after treatment can help patients feel better and stay stronger.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Clinical Trials (Episode 10)

Alegent Health Cancer Center participates in more than 70 national clinical trials each year and is a part of the Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium CCOP, a program that provides access to hundreds of cancer-related studies throughout the country. Studies are available for cancer control, cancer prevention and cancer treatment. Cathy Basham, Research Nurse Specialist at Alegent Health, and Jan Gunderson, cancer survivor and a clinical trail participant, are this week's guests.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mrs. Nebraska 2007 (Episode 9)

Mrs. Nebraska 2007, Michele Strom talks about her passion for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation and how she is using her unique opportunity to help the fight against breast cancer. Also joining the discussion are Lynette Farhart, the Nebraska chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive director, and Adrianne Wemmert, R.N., B.S.N., mission specialist.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Alegent Health Cancer Support Services (Episode 8)

This week's guests are Rissy Smith, Alegent Health Cancer Support Services coordinator, and Donna, a breast cancer survivor. The Alegent Health Cancer Support Team offers assistance to each patient and family dealing with cancer.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Life Coaching (Episode 7)

Hear from Kris Wiley, a certified life coach, as she discusses the Alegent Health Life Coaching Center and the advantages of group coaching sessions. Barbara, a life coach participant, explains how the program has changed her outlook on life, both in the workplace and at home.