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Makeover Class Helps Female Cancer Patients

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Cancer patients who are undergoing treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy expect to experience side effects like nausea, fatigue and possible hair loss. But they may not realize that those treatments can cause additional side effects like dry skin, rashes and complexion changes. To help patients cope with these hair and skin issues, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer […]

Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Wellness Services

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Are you currently going through lung cancer or pancreatic cancer treatment or have completed therapy? Jay Groves, administrative director at Vanderbilt Dayani Center, describes the new Vanderbilt Cancer Wellness Program. This program promotes the health and wellbeing of those touched by cancer through interactive, individualized and comprehensive services that complement your standard of care. Learn […]

Tobacco Cessation

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Have you ever tried to quit smoking and been unsuccessful? As a former smoker, Barbara Forbes, a clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner, knows what you’re going through. She directs the Dayani Institute for Smoking Cessation and Prevention at Vanderbilt, and she can help you kick the habit for good. Learn more about the Smoking […]

Dayani Center Ready to Help Smokers Quit

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Barbara Forbes, MSN, keeps a big jar of tar on her desk. The dark, goopy mess is a visual representation of the amount of tar that a smoker will ingest by smoking one pack of cigarettes per day for a year. Forbes is the director of the Smoking Cessation Institute at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center […]

Girls’ Day Out

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

We invite you to treat yourself to a day of fun and pampering while taking care of one of the most important things you can do for your health – your yearly screening mammogram. Enjoy a FREE brunch, massage, healthy cooking demo, door prizes and more! Be sure to bring along a family member or […]

Is Soy Healthy for Breast Cancer Survivors?

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Dr. Vandana Abramson, a medical oncologist at the Vanderbilt Breast Center, addresses the concern many have with soy products. She does not advise her patients to stay away from soy products, but she does encourage a well balanced diet.

Breast Surgery that Lowers Lymphedema Risk

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

How do you decide what type of surgical treatment to undergo when you have been diagnosed with breast cancer? Dr. Dan Beauchamp, Chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, describes the differences in surgeries that remove cancerous tumors in the breast. He explains a new, less invasive surgery that reduces […]

Men and Breast Cancer

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Did you know that men can get breast cancer just like women? Dr. Mark Kelley, division chief of surgical oncology and endocrine surgery at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, explains the genetic and age factors that put men more at risk for developing breast cancer. He also describes the various treatments available for men as well as […]

We’re Off To Get a Mammogram

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical Revue is a 45-minute, live show featuring skits and song and dance routines set to popular music with new educational lyrics that are consistent with the educational messages of the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute. Cancer Queens! is a […]

Mammograms Save Lives

Monday, October 17th, 2011

E! News’ 36-year-old Giuliana Rancic has been diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer. The tumor was found after her doctor recommended a mammogram while starting her third round of in vitro fertilization (IVF). She believes that she will be OK since it was detected early. As she stated this morning on the Today Show, […]