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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer Related Weight Changes
  • Causes of Weight Loss or Weight Gain
  • Talking to Your Health Care Team about Strategies for Managing Your Weight
  • Nutritional Concerns and Tips
  • Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Women's Cancer Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD

Professor and Webb Endowed Chair of Nutrition Sciences, Associate Director, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center


Julie Silver, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 15, 2011.

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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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