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1 - Colonoscopy 101 and Prep Tips

Triad Cancer Connection Podcast

Release Date: 12/10/2019

11 - What Cancer Patients & Survivors Should Know About COVID-19 show art 11 - What Cancer Patients & Survivors Should Know About COVID-19

Triad Cancer Connection Podcast

Dr. Wentworth discusses the most important things that people in cancer treatment need to know, and what cancer survivors should consider when social distancing measures are lifted.

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10 - Is Takeout Food Safe? And Other Wellness Topics! show art 10 - Is Takeout Food Safe? And Other Wellness Topics!

Triad Cancer Connection Podcast

Is takeout food safe?

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9 - Staying Well While Staying Home show art 9 - Staying Well While Staying Home

Triad Cancer Connection Podcast

At Cancer Services, we are working to maintain our services as much as possible and offering many things online. 

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8 - Coronavirus Cancelled Everything, So What Now? show art 8 - Coronavirus Cancelled Everything, So What Now?

Triad Cancer Connection Podcast

Listen to this episode as Julie shares updates about Cancer Services' programs and services, science-based information on how to deal with the current public health crisis, and fun ideas on how to stay healthy and well while at home and social distancing. 

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7 - Talking Cancer with Friends & Family show art 7 - Talking Cancer with Friends & Family

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In this episode, Julie talks with Lindy Milligan, Cancer Services' Survivorship Coordinator and a 10-year cancer survivor who was diagnosed in her 40s when she had 4 children ranging from 3rd grade to a freshman in college. 

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6 - Emotional Effects of Cancer show art 6 - Emotional Effects of Cancer

Triad Cancer Connection Podcast

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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5 - Colon Cancer Survivorship show art 5 - Colon Cancer Survivorship

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Today 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, common side effects, & the mental challenges that come with transitioning into post-treatment life. We also chat with Malek Rais, an 8-year colon cancer survivor, about his experience and how becoming a patient advocate at Cancer Services aided in his recovery.

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4 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Colon Cancer show art 4 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Colon Cancer

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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 colon cancer screening and treatment process & coping with the anxiety that comes with a diagnosis.

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3 - Genetic Risk and Colon Cancer show art 3 - Genetic Risk and Colon Cancer

Triad Cancer Connection Podcast

On this episode of the Triad Cancer Connection 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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2 - Nutrition and Colon Cancer show art 2 - Nutrition and Colon Cancer

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

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On our first episode of the Triad Cancer Connection 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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