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Topics Covered

  • Overview of MPN-Related Weight Changes
  • Causes of Your Weight Loss or Weight Gain
  • Strategies for Managing Your Weight
  • Common Weight-Related, Eating, & Hydration Questions to Ask Your Doctor & Health Care Team
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
  • Benefits of Physical Activity
  • How Meditation & Integrative Medicine May Help You Cope
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments including: Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Quality-of-Life Concerns & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Questions to Ask Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Krisstina L. Gowin, DO

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Program Director, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program, Founder/Director, Integrative Medicine in Hematology Oncology Fellowship University of Arizona, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona


Elizabeth K. O’Donnell, MD

Clinical Director of Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 04, 2024.

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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.

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