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8 - Colonoscopy 101 and Prep Tips

The Cancer Dietitian Podcast

Release Date: 01/16/2020

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The Cancer Dietitian Podcast

Today's topic is Food Safety and Cancer. This is a webinar that I presented a few days ago. It’s almost an hour of talk about food safety, which is a topic that has more recently seen a lot of interest.

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On this episode we’re talking about the emotional effects of cancer with Dr. Richard McQuellon, Director of Psychosocial Oncology at WFBH's Cancer Patient Support Program.

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On this episode we’re talking about survivorship with Kristin Houston, PA & Dr. Stacy Wentworth of Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Survivorship Clinic in Winston-Salem, NC. They walk us through recommendations regarding follow up medical treatment, treating common side effects, and the mental challenges that come with transitioning into post-treatment life.

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On this episode we’re discussing diagnosis & treatment of colon cancer with Joyce Fenstermaker, a GI Oncology Nurse Navigator at WFBH Comprehensive Cancer Center, about the colon cancer screening and treatment process and coping with the anxiety that comes with a diagnosis.

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On this episode of the Cancer Dietitian Podcast we’re talking with Thuy Vu, a Genetic Counselor at Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center in Winston-Salem, NC, about how genetics can affect your probability of developing colon cancer and preventative measures you can take to help stay cancer-free.

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On this episode of The Cancer Dietitian Podcast we’re talking about evidence-based guidelines regarding nutrition and physical activity when it comes to colon cancer.

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On this episode of the Cancer Dietitian Podcast, I’m talking with Scott Cornella, MD of Gastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont about colon cancer screening recommendations.

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If you’re tired of wondering what you should and should not be eating as a cancer survivor, caregiver or someone interested in risk reduction, then this episode is for you!

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Today’s topic is “superfoods”, supplements and CBD. It might seem like a strange combination, but I find that sales tactics and marketing efforts for all three are very similar, and play on some misunderstandings that most people have about nutrition, how our bodies work, and what the current evidence shows.

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GMOs are a HEATED topic these days. But it doesn't have to be!  Grab a coffee, or a beer, and have a listen as Julie does her best to explain what GMOs are and what the current evidence is regarding their effects on our health and the environment. All in 25 minutes, of course!  In typical "Julie style", this episode is full of the practical, evidence-based nutrition information that you crave. With none of the sensationalism, guilt or pseudoscience. Get your info from the expert!

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On this episode of the Cancer Dietitian Podcast, I’m talking with Scott Cornella, MD of Gastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont about colon cancer screening recommendations.

Originally from western North Carolina, Dr. Cornella attended the University of North Carolina for his undergraduate education, where he graduated with honors with a degree in Biology. He stayed in Chapel Hill to obtain his medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Cornella completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, where he had the distinction of serving as Chief Resident. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Virginia.

He is board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Affiliations include the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

What we discuss:

  • What inspired Dr. Cornella to study gastroenterology
  • Why colonoscopies are recommended for colon cancer prevention
  • How dangerous polyps are and how they affect future screenings
  • The importance of bowel prep
  • Pros and cons of alternative screening options
  • Recommendations for minorities and other high-risk patients
  • Who can perform a colonoscopy
  • What to ask your colonoscopy doctor
  • Colonoscopy prep tips

I also speak with Senior Civic Engagement Specialist at United Health Centers Felica Bennett-Giles about her colonoscopy experience and why she’s become an advocate for early screenings for African Americans.

Links mentioned:

Cancer Services, Inc.
Cancer Dietitian
Gastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont
United Health Centers
Colon Cancer Coalition
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