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    News: Pancreatic Cancer

    RENEW: Gentle Movement Classes

    Monday, December 12th, 2011

    The RENEW: Gentle Movement Classes are part of the Vanderbilt Cancer Wellness Program and are for adults going through cancer treatment as well as those who have finished. Karen Dyer-Klein, an exercise specialist at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center, describes the types of workouts available, which include Ai Chi (aquatic exercise) on Mondays at 3:15 p.m., […]

    Makeover Class Helps Female Cancer Patients

    Friday, December 2nd, 2011

    Cancer patients who are undergoing treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy expect to experience side effects like nausea, fatigue and possible hair loss. But they may not realize that those treatments can cause additional side effects like dry skin, rashes and complexion changes. To help patients cope with these hair and skin issues, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer […]

    Pancreatic Cancer Research

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

    Dr. Jordan Berlin, clinical director of the gastrointestinal oncology program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses current research efforts on pancreatic cancer as well as open clinical trials at Vanderbilt-Ingram.

    Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Wellness Services

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

    Are you currently going through lung cancer or pancreatic cancer treatment or have completed therapy? Jay Groves, administrative director at Vanderbilt Dayani Center, describes the new Vanderbilt Cancer Wellness Program. This program promotes the health and wellbeing of those touched by cancer through interactive, individualized and comprehensive services that complement your standard of care. Learn […]

    Pancreatic Cancer, Genetics and Family History

    Monday, November 21st, 2011

    Dr. Emily Chan, a medical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses hereditary pancreatic cancer and what is done to follow those showing concerns of developing the cancer. She encourages patients to research clinical trials since the current therapies for pancreatic cancer need improvement.  

    Tobacco Cessation

    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

    Have you ever tried to quit smoking and been unsuccessful? As a former smoker, Barbara Forbes, a clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner, knows what you’re going through. She directs the Dayani Institute for Smoking Cessation and Prevention at Vanderbilt, and she can help you kick the habit for good. Learn more about the Smoking […]

    Dayani Center Ready to Help Smokers Quit

    Friday, November 11th, 2011

    Barbara Forbes, MSN, keeps a big jar of tar on her desk. The dark, goopy mess is a visual representation of the amount of tar that a smoker will ingest by smoking one pack of cigarettes per day for a year. Forbes is the director of the Smoking Cessation Institute at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center […]

    Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

    Dr. Dana Cardin, a medical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses the difficulties associated with diagnosing pancreatic cancer as well as known risk factors and symptoms.

    Fighting Cancer in November

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

    November is a special month for us to be thankful for our neighbors, family and friends. It is also a time to raise awareness for lung and pancreatic cancers. These cancer types rank in the top five for causing the most cancer-related deaths. Lung cancer being number one and pancreatic cancer ranking number 4 according […]

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