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The CancerCompass Podcast is brought you by CancerCompass and sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). The monthly podcast features interviews with clinicians from various disciplines about important issues related to cancer. Download a podcast today by clicking on any of the links below.


Cancer Compass Weekly Podcast: Week 6

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In this week's podcast:
A new study on gastric cancer
A look into Cancer Fighters Thrive Magazine
-How to "Get Your Health in Motion"
-Recipe from Holly Klegg for Spinach Salad
Is there a link between coffee, soda and colon cancer?
Photo contest


Cancer Compass Weekly Podcast: Week 5

In this week's podcast:
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
New prostate drug
New breast cancer study
American Cancer Society's common questions on food/diet and cancer
Healthy living tips
Things to do to celebrate mom on Mother's Day


Cancer Compass Weekly Podcast: Week 4

In this week's podcast:
A new colon cancer test
A recipe for curry whole wheat couscous
30 simply ways to enjoy life
Survivor of the Week
Poem of the week


Cancer Compass Weekly Podcast: Week 3

In this week's podcast:
Lung cancer screenings: should you get them?
Men supporting women with breast cancer
Artificial light and sleep and how it disrupts cell division
Recipes of the week: High-Fiber Pumpkin muffins and blueberry granola bars
Survivor of the Week: Joyce McLerran
Poem of the Week: After A Noisy Night by Laura-Anne Bosselara


Cancer Compass Weekly Podcast: Week 2

In this week's podcast:
April calendar and events
Q&A with Dr. Williams on Ovarian cancer Care for Caregivers
Fun website for patients called "The Pampered Patient"
Recipe for Salmon with pressed beet vinaigrette
The healing power of the arts
Spring poetry
Survivor of the week: Ellen Gambrell
A song by Sam Adams called "The Golden Fall"


PodCast 4/8/2010


How Integrative Medicine Can Play a Role in Cancer Treatment
Learn about the benefits of integrative medicine for cancer treatment and overall wellness. Dr. Timothy Birdsall, Vice President of Naturopathic Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), discusses how non-conventional treatments can improve a cancer patient’s response to conventional therapy, such as radiation and chemotherapy, as well as minimize side effects and improve quality of life. Dr. Birdsall offers advice for talking with your oncologist about alternative therapies and how to find qualified complementary medicine practitioners, emphasizing that communication between conventional and alternative practitioners is essential.


Caregiver Support. Advice for family and loved ones of cancer patients
From the moment a person discovers that a loved one has cancer, life changes dramatically. They may not know how to react or how to face the challenges ahead. Dr. Katherine Puckett is the National Director of Mind-Body Medicine for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). In this segment, she discusses a variety of topics including: self-education, how to lend emotional support, and where caregivers can turn when they feel overwhelmed. Dr. Puckett also offers tips on how to manage difficult conversations, including those that arise when children ask about cancer."


Nutrition and Cancer
Listen as registered and licensed dietitian Kalli Castille answers pertinent questions about nutrition and cancer. Castille covers various topics, including why nutrition is important during cancer treatment; tips for dealing with nausea and fatigue; raw versus cooked foods; sugar in the diet; foods to limit or avoid; nutritional supplements; and foods to help prevent cancer. Castille is the Director of Nutrition & Metabolic Support and Food Services at CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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