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Episodes

  • Cutting-Edge Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

    Dec 23, 2013 | 9 min
    Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and the rates of pancreatic cancer have been slowly increasing over the past 10 years.According to the American Cancer Society, the rates of pancreatic cancer have been slowly increasing over the past 10 years. Do you know what treatments are available to treat this disease? Dr. Madappa Kundranda, a medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center, shares his expertise in gastrointestinal cancers, and talk about the most cutting-edge treatment options for people fighting pancreatic cancer.
  • Hospital Medicine & Cancer Care

    Dec 23, 2013 | 9 min
    What is hospital medicine? How does it play a role in cancer care? Dr. Matthew Wright answers these questions and explains how he helps patients feel better ASAP.What is hospital medicine? How does it play a role in cancer care? Dr. Matthew Wright, Chief of Hospital Medicine at CTCA in Phoenix, explains how he and his team help patients feel better as soon as possible, while also working to effectively treat their underlying reason for admission.All while putting patients' needs first.
  • Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatments

    Oct 25, 2013 | 10 min
    For most men diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are many treatment options. How do you decide which one is best for you?.For most men diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are many treatment options. How do you decide which one is best for you?.In recent years, there have been many advances in prostate cancer treatment technology, such as robotic surgery, targeted GPS-guided radiation, and major advances in chemotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy. Understanding the benefits and risks of each treatment can help men navigate through the process of selecting proper treatment. Join special guest, Dr. Evan Pisick, MD, as he shares information on the newest treatments available.
  • Navigating a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

    Oct 25, 2013 | 10 min
    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Understanding risk factors and symptoms can help you make a more informed treatment decision.Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Understanding lung cancer risk factors and symptoms can help you make a more informed treatment decision.At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), each patient is provided with a multidisciplinary team of experts that helps tailor lung cancer treatment to his or her unique tumor and concerns. For patients with lung cancer, seeking an integrated team can be particularly important—experts in nutritional counseling and interventional pulmonology are used in combination with othe...
  • What Every Woman Needs to Know about Breast Cancer

    Oct 25, 2013 | 10 min
    Advances in breast cancer treatment have paved the way for treating many types of cancer.Advances in breast cancer treatment have paved the way for treating many types of cancer. Today, treatments are individualized to each patient's unique tumor and cancer type.At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), the goal is to empower women with knowledge, so that they can make a more informed treatment decision. A breast cancer diagnosis is life-changing, and since every breast cancer is different, it requires a personalized approach. Dr. Dennis Citrin, a medical oncologist who focuses on helping women with breast cancer, explains how the treatment of breast cancer has changed over the years, ...
  • What is Orthopedic Oncology?

    Oct 25, 2013 | 10 min
    Orthopedic oncology specializes in the treatment of bone cancer, sarcoma or cancer that has spread to the bone from other areas of the body.Orthopedic oncology specializes in the treatment of men and women with bone cancer, sarcoma or cancer that has spread to the bone from other areas of the body.The treatment of metastatic bone cancer is evolving rapidly; advances in treatment have made it possible to treat metastatic disease more like a chronic condition and less like a terminal illness. Special guest, Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD, discusses how to improve quality of life and pain management for both patients with metastatic cancer and cancer patients suffering from unrelated issues, such as a...