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Thu, May 2 8:21am · Video Q&A about Stroke in Brain & Nervous System

Hi @leslon, Dr. Freeman recommends that you start with a neurologist.

Tue, Apr 9 2:25pm · Video Q&A about Gynecologic Cancers in Gynecologic Cancers

Oncologists Gerardo Colon-Otero, M.D., and Tri Dinh, M.D., specialize in gynecologic cancers and will discuss types of cancers and treatment options, as well as answer questions from live viewers.

Learn more about:

  • symptoms
  • conditions treated
  • treatment options

Drs. Colon and Dinh will answer questions during the broadcast. Please post your questions below.

Return to this webpage to take part in the video Q&A live on May 9 at 2:30 p.m. CT. It will also be archived on this page.

 

Tue, Apr 9 9:17am · Video Q&A about Stroke in Brain & Nervous System

May is Stroke Awareness Month and to kick things off, Drs. William (David) Freeman and Rabih Tawk are discussing all aspects of stroke, as well as answering questions during the live broadcast. Join us on Wednesday, May 1 at noon CT!

Learn more about:

  • types of stroke
  • symptoms and causes
  • treatment
  • recovery

Drs. Freeman and Tawk will answer questions live. Post your questions  before and during the broadcast.

Return to this webpage to take part in the video Q&A live on May 1 at noon CT. It will also be archived on this page.

Sat, Mar 2 11:20am · Video Q&A about the Evolution of the Breast Cancer Clinic in Breast Cancer

So sorry. I have about 18 knobs to work with here. I usually have a technical assistant but I'm solo today. 🙂

Sat, Mar 2 11:05am · Video Q&A about the Evolution of the Breast Cancer Clinic in Breast Cancer

We are now live, but running behind schedule so the slide shown asks you to stand by.

Fri, Mar 1 10:29am · Video Q&A about Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Healthy Living

Dr. Victoria Gomez, gastroenterologist, will discuss and answer questions about endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, a newer type of weight-loss procedure.

Learn more about:

  • why it’s done
  • risks
  • who it’s for

Post your questions for Dr. Gomez to answer during the broadcast.

Fri, Feb 22 9:19am · Video Q&A about the Evolution of the Breast Cancer Clinic in Breast Cancer

Broadcasting live from the Capture the Moment Cancer Education Symposium in Orlando, Florida, join the conversation about how the breast cancer clinic has evolved into what patients are familiar with today. Breast cancer experts Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, Dr. Lauren Cornell, Dr. Martha Wasserman, and Dr. Alvaro Morena Aspitia, will have a panel discussion and take questions from the live and online audiences.

Please post your questions below.

Thu, Feb 14 8:05am · Video Q&A about Cancer Immunotherapies in Cancer

Hey @susu2, I sent your question to Dr. Dawn Mussallem. She was delayed in her response due to some pressing deadlines, but she just sent her response:
So your question, does diabetes cause cancer….

Type 2 diabetes either on its own and when combined with being either overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk for several cancers, including colon, gallbladder, pancreatic, liver, esophageal, postmenopausal breast, ovarian, endometrial, renal, bladder, and thyroid cancers, non-Hodgkins lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Lifestyle factors including dietary intake, physical activity, and body fatness appear to promote or inhibit cancer development.

Here are some healthy living suggestions:

–It is important to eat a low fat, sugar free diet rich in whole foods including an abundance of vegetables, non-sweet fruit especially berries, whole grains that are high in fiber, legumes, low fat dairy, and fish. Avoid anything white, this includes sugar, white flour, white potatoes, white rice, etc. Also avoid processed meat and try to reduce consumption of red meat too. Include healthy fats in your diet such as extra virgin olive oil, avocado and a small serving of nuts especially walnuts, almonds, and cashews. But if you are overweight/ obese, don’t eat too many nuts because these are high in calories.

–Be active. Move your body every single day!

–Practice relaxation/ deep breathing exercises, pray and/or meditate 10-20 minutes every day.

–Good sleep hygiene is important, aim for 7 hours sleep a night.

Lastly, you mention that you take a statin and metformin. Studies suggest both these medications have favorable benefits in patients with cancer!