Disease Management

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Oncology nurse navigator Patricia Gambino
Disease Management
August 16, 2018 • 6 Min

Nurse Navigators Provide a Guide for the Pancreatic Cancer Journey

Are you overwhelmed by your pancreatic cancer diagnosis? Patricia Gambino explains how a nurse navigator can help you through the treatment process.

Small and big hospitals
Disease Management
July 10, 2018 • 6 Min

Going the Extra Mile for Treatment—or Not?

Should you go to a larger cancer center or stay closer to home at a smaller hospital? Learn about the pros and cons of each option.

Oncology dietitian Maria Petzel
Disease Management
May 17, 2018 • 4 Min

Eating Right Can Help Your Pancreatic Cancer Fight

Dietitian Maria Petzel suggests that pancreatic cancer patients work with a dietitian that specializes in cancer to combat side effects of treatment.

Lora Thompson, director of integrative medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center
Disease Management
April 23, 2018 • 4 Min

Complementary Therapies—a Way to Gain Peace?

What techniques are other pancreatic cancer patients using to relieve symptoms and side effects, and cope with treatment? Learn more about the most popular complementary therapies.

Social worker Lauren Shaffer
Disease Management
March 28, 2018 • 4 Min

Scanxiety—A Nearly Universal Experience Among Cancer Patients

Social worker Lauren Shaffer provides tips and insights into managing scanxiety, the worry that accompanies follow-up scans and tests for cancer patients.

Palliative care researcher Dr. Holly Prigerson
Disease Management
February 1, 2018 • 4 Min

The Rallying Remedy: The Value of Palliative Care

Palliative care expert Holly Prigerson explains the advantages of palliative care during treatment as well as part of an end-of-life plan.

Abstract image of wisps of orange, black, and pink coming together in a tangle in a confused center, on a pale background shows what chemo brain looks like to David Trick, who is undergoing chemotherapy for stage IV colorectal cancer.
Disease Management
January 3, 2018 • 5 Min

Shedding Light on Chemo Brain

What is chemo fog or chemo brain? Are there techniques to counteract the side effects of chemotherapy on the brain?

Ann Ogden holds a platter of fresh spinach for patients. Nutritious food is key for patients after a Whipple procedure.
Disease Management
May 1, 2017 • 7 Min

How to Eat After a Whipple Procedure

Cancer survivor Ann Ogden helps patients learn to cook food that would help them through treatment and recovery after a Whipple procedure.

Microscope photo of pancreatic cancer cells (circular nuclei in blue) growing as a sphere encased in membranes (red edges around black cells).
Disease Management
October 13, 2016 • 5 Min

Symptom Management for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Kim A. Reiss reviews symptom management techniques for pancreatic cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment.

A hand reaching for the sky with the Sun at the center
Disease Management
April 19, 2016 • 4 Min

In the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer, Knowledge Is Power

Oncologist Allyson Ocean, M.D., introduces Let’s Win, an interactive website for pancreatic cancer patients to learn about new treatments.

magnified image of nanowires looking like central clusters with wires coming from them in white against a blue background
Disease Management
April 14, 2016 • 5 Min

Three Ways to Be your Own Best Health Advocate

Leslie Michelson recommends putting together a health care team of friends, advocates and physicians for the best possible care after a cancer diagnosis.