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Topics Covered

  • Overview of MPN Related Weight Changes
  • Coming Up with an Eating Plan That Works for You
  • Strategies for Managing Your Weight
  • Common Weight-Related, Eating and Hydration Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Health Care Team
  • Nutrition Concerns and Eating Tips
  • Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise, i.e. Yoga and Weight Training
  • How Meditation and Integrative Medicine May Help You Cope
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Krisstina L. Gowin, DO

Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, Integrative Medicine Specialist, Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center, Research Collaborator, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Adjunct Faculty, College of Health Promotion and Wellness, Arizona State University


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

Supervisor, Clinical Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Richard Dickens, MS, FAOSW

Men’s Cancers Program Director, CancerCare


Victoria Puzo, MSW

Oncology Social Worker, Online Support Group Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 13, 2016.

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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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