Cancer Straight Talk from MSK

Cancer Straight Talk from MSK

Cancer Straight Talk from MSK

CATEGORY: Health & Fitness
Cancer Straight Talk from MSK brings together national experts and cancer patients to have straightforward, evidence-based conversations. Our mission is to educate and empower patients and their families to make the right decisions and live happier, healthier lives.
  1. June 24, 2022
    18 min
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    Breakthrough Rectal Cancer Drug Trial: What It Means For You
    A recent clinical trial for rectal cancer headed up by Memorial Sloan Kettering has grabbed the attention of medical oncologists and cancer scientists around the world. Like a miracle, in a subset of patients w…
  2. May 24, 2022
    23 min
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    The Cost of Cancer: Advice on Insurance, Planning and Paying for Treatment
    The negative impact of medical expenses on patients is known as financial toxicity. It’s one of the most universal and devastating side effects among cancer patients and their families, and it’s growing. Is the…
  3. April 11, 2022
    20 min
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    What’s the Hash on the Little Green Plant and Cancer?
    What makes a good pain remedy – chemically, mentally, legally? Is it better as an edible, oil or vapor? And how does one even begin to figure out dosing? These are the questions Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes explores…
  4. March 29, 2022
    22 min
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    "Mis hijos fueron mi motivación": la lucha de una madre para mantenerse viva
    Spanish episode #1   |   Episodio #1 en españolEn la víspera de Navidad de 2004, Belkis Chalas se enteró de que tenía cáncer del intestino delgado en etapa 4 y apenas meses de vida. Como madre de dos hijos, no…
  5. February 17, 2022
    21 min
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    The Day I Couldn't Sing: Rock Star Andrew McMahon on Surviving the Identity Crisis of Cancer
    In 2005, Andrew McMahon was on top of the world: His rock band Something Corporate had three albums under its belt, and Andrew was busy recording the debut soon-to-be smash album under his new solo moniker, Jac…
  6. February 08, 2022
    24 min
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    A Man's Guide to Sex and Cancer
    In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes speaks with Dr. John Mulhall, director of Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine at MSK and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, to discuss the impacts of c…
  7. January 10, 2022
    22 min
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    How Does Cycling Fight Cancer? Dave Linn & Ethan Zohn on the Power of Cycle for Survival
    Every year, tens of thousands of people across the country hop on stationary bikes to raise money for rare cancer research through Cycle for Survival, MSK’s largest fundraising event of the year. With the help…
  8. December 13, 2021
    20 min
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    Gratitude, Grief and Why You Don't Have to Choose
    How does one find gratitude while living with cancer? Can gratitude and grief exist at the same time? What are some tools for managing the two? Join us as Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes and MSK clinical psychologist D…
  9. November 23, 2021
    20 min
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    The Future of Cancer Drugs: A Conversation with Dr. Charles Sawyers
    Twenty years ago, Dr. Charles Sawyers played a pivotal role in the development of a game-changing cancer drug that has gone on to save millions of lives and open doors for research and innovation. In this episo…
  10. November 03, 2021
    21 min
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    Lessons from a Stage 4 Cancer Survivor: A Conversation with Mary Elizabeth Williams
    In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes sits down with journalist, author and stage-four melanoma survivor, Mary Elizabeth Williams, to discuss what it was like being part of a phase-one clinical trial, how cl…
  11. October 05, 2021
    21 min
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    Lung Cancer: Why One of The Most Common Cancers is Also The Most Stigmatized
    Did you know lung cancer is more deadly than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined? Yet it gets less than half the funding. Why is that? In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes sits down with thoracic su…
  12. September 13, 2021
    20 min
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    When Life Takes a Turn: When Young Adults Get Cancer
    A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering event for anyone, especially for adolescents and young adults who are just getting their bearings in life. In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes sits down with MSK socia…
  13. August 09, 2021
    22 min
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    Cancer and Caregivers: Navigating Stress, Worry, and Other Challenges
    Taking on the role of caregiver can be one of the most important — and overwhelming — jobs you’ll ever have. In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes chats with MSK social worker Jacob Maier about what you need…
  14. July 01, 2021
    22 min
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    A Woman's Guide to Sex and Cancer
    In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes speaks with Dr. Jeanne Carter, clinical psychologist and sexual health therapist, and Ashley Arkema, gynecological nurse practitioner, about women’s sexual health during…
  15. May 27, 2021
    20 min
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    Weight Loss, Cancer and the Role of Metabolism
    In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes speaks with Dr. Neil Iyengar, a breast medical oncologist and MSK’s leading researcher on diet, metabolism, and cancer. Together, they debunk myths surrounding diet tren…
  16. April 13, 2021
    22 min
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    Mental Health in the Time of COVID
    In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes speaks with MSK’s chair of psychiatry, Dr. William Breitbart, about the unique mental toll that a worldwide pandemic has on cancer patients and caregivers alike. Dr. Bre…
  17. February 04, 2021
    16 min
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    Cancer and Covid-19: What Patients Need to Know
    In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes talks with MSK's infectious disease specialist and deputy physician-in-chief Dr. Monika Shah about the special concerns patients with cancer have about their risk for CO…
  18. September 28, 2020
    16 min
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    Cancer: Know Thine Enemy
    In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes chats with medical oncologist Dr. Juan-Manuel Schvartzman about the cellular damage that causes cancer. Can we find its Achilles’s heel?For more information or to ask a…
  19. September 28, 2020
    23 min
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    Immunotherapy: Transforming How Cancers Are Treated
    In this episode,Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes talks to medical oncologist and scientist Dr. Jedd Wolchok and cancer survivor Grace Dunn. Together, they help decode the emerging new defense against cancer: immunology.…
  20. September 28, 2020
    18 min
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    Sugar and Cancer: Friend or Foe?
    In this episode,Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes talks to medical oncologist Dr. Santosha Vardhana aboutsugar and cancer. What is our favorite food’s metabolic role in cancer and in treatment?For more information or to…

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