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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
  • Care of Your Teeth and Gums During Treatment
  • Coping with Mouth Sores and Dry Mouth
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Practical Eating Tips and Recommendations
  • Weight Management Strategies
  • The Role of Physical Exercise
  • Clinical Trials
  • Quality-of-Life and Self Image Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York; and Accreditation Surveyor American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer


Douglas E. Peterson, DMD, PhD, FDS RCSEd

Professor of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Chair, Program in Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Connecticut Health Center


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

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


Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT

Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fitness Coordinator, Integrative Medicine Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Sarah Kelly, MSW

Older Adult Program Coordinator, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 13, 2015.

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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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