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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Memory and Thinking Changes
  • Practical Ways to Compensate for Them
  • Definition of Lymphedema
  • Recommended Treatment Approaches
  • Causes of Neuropathy and Pain
  • Multidisciplinary Care Plan for Coping
  • Your Health Care Team
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Linda T. Vahdat, MD
Medical Director, Breast Cancer Research Program, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Ronda S. Henry-Tillman, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Women's Oncology Clinic, Director, Cancer Control, Associate Professor of Surgery, Arkansas Cancer Research Center
Stewart B. Fleishman, MD
Director, Cancer Supportive Services, Beth Israel Cancer Center & Continuum Partners
Nessa Coyle, NP, PhD
Pain and Palliative Care Service, Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Sara Cohen, OTR/L
Senior Occupational Therapist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Diane Raspanti, LMT
Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Westbury Total Health Care
Patricia Spicer, MSW
Breast Cancer Program Coordinator

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 29, 2006.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.