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.