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7 - Talking Cancer with Friends & Family

Triad Cancer Connection Podcast

Release Date: 02/27/2020

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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Triad Cancer Connection Podcast

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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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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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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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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How to talk about cancer can be very touchy. If you’re the person facing a diagnosis, you want to communicate the right information without giving too much information. You want to be honest, but also not scare your loved ones.

For caregivers and friends, sometimes you don’t know what to say. You have your own emotions about it but don’t want to make your loved to have to worry about how you’re handling it.

At Cancer Services, we know this is an issue. We work with people facing cancer to provide tips and talking points and also offer the community some ideas on how to support someone through cancer.

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. 

We hope you find this conversation one that helps you feel equipped to have helpful conversations regarding cancer, cancer treatment and how to best support someone who is going through a diagnosis.

For people diagnosed with cancer, see our article: When You are Diagnosed: Communicating with Friends and Family.

For caregivers, see our ‘How to Support Someone Through Cancer: What to Say, What Not to Say’ article.