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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer Treatments
  • What Causes Treatment-Related Changes in Weight
  • Impact on Lean Body Mass and Strength
  • Nutritional Concerns
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Your Weight Changes
  • Practical Eating Tips and Recommendations
  • Weight Management Strategies
  • The Role of Physical Exercise
  • Clinical Trials
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Adult Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Mary Marian, MS, RDN, CSO, FAND
Clinical Dietitian and Instructor, University of Arizona, Colleges of Medicine and Agriculture/Life Sciences
Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT
Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fitness Coordinator, Integrative Medicine Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Stewart B. Fleishman, MD
Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Accreditation Surveyor American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Sarah Kelly, MSW
Coordinator of Older Adult Services, CancerCare

Brochure

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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 16, 2014.

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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.