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Lymphedema Therapy

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Jadranko “Yadi” Franjic describes lymphedema symptoms and what is done during therapy to help control the swelling in the lymphatic system. Lymphedema is most common among patients who experience trauma to their lymphatic system. Examples include cancer patients undergoing lymphatic node dissection or radiation therapy and those who suffer a traumatic injury. Swelling of the […]

Using Nutrition to Battle Cancer

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Many times those going through cancer treatment and even those who have finished have questions about eating a healthy diet. Melissa Brown, a nutrition coach at the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health, describes different foods that have cancer-fighting agents in them as well as easy meal techniques. If you are interested in learning more about […]

RENEW: Gentle Movement Classes

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The RENEW: Gentle Movement Classes are part of the Vanderbilt Cancer Wellness Program and are for adults going through cancer treatment as well as those who have finished. Karen Dyer-Klein, an exercise specialist at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center, describes the types of workouts available, which include Ai Chi (aquatic exercise) on Mondays at 3:15 p.m., […]

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 […]

Fighting Cancer in November

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

November is a special month for us to be thankful for our neighbors, family and friends. It is also a time to raise awareness for lung and pancreatic cancers. These cancer types rank in the top five for causing the most cancer-related deaths. Lung cancer being number one and pancreatic cancer ranking number 4 according […]

Breast Cancer Survivor Continues Her Fight

Monday, October 10th, 2011

As a 15-year breast cancer survivor, Lynne Cargen continues her fight against cancer as a research advocate at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. She works with Carlos Arteaga, M.D. and his team of researchers in the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Breast Cancer. Cargen said that she has been committed to raising awareness and becoming […]

Washburn Wins Sisters Network Award

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Anne Washburn, M.P.H., associate director of Patient and Community Education for¬†Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will receive an award for her support of the Sisters Network Inc. The group is a national survivorship organization committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African-American community. Washburn will be honored […]

Breathe Hope

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Join us for Breathe Deep, a free educational event for lung cancer survivors (on-therapy or post-treatment) and their caregivers. If you received or are currently receiving treatment somewhere other than Vanderbilt, the event is still free for you and your caregiver. You will learn about advancements in lung cancer research and clinical care from Vanderbilt-Ingram […]

Where’s Your Pink?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Most of us have been touched by breast cancer in some way, especially since 12 percent of American women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime according to the National Cancer Institute.¬† Some of us may even know men who have developed breast cancer. (Yes, men can get breast cancer too, but it is […]