Check out our past live web chats with doctors from Emory Healthcare and the Winship Cancer Institute!
October 4, 2011 – Dr. Toncred Styblo
An interactive online Q & A web chat on the topic of breast cancer. Dr. Styblo answers breast cancer risk, prevention diagnosis and treatment questions and discusses various breast cancer topics.
November 17, 2011 – Dr. Owonikoko, Dr. Higgins
Did you know that not all lung cancers are the same? And nor should their treatments. Check out the transcript from our web chat with Dr. Taofeek Owonikoko, Medical Oncologist and Dr. Kristin Higgins, Radiation Oncologist.
January 18, 2012 – Dr. Rossi, Dr. Khanna
Dr. Peter Rossi & Dr. Namita Khanna hosted a live chat on cervical cancer & HPV. They covered everything you need to know about cervical cancer, including prevention and the role of HPV vaccine, along with diagnosis and treatment options.
March 6, 2012 – Stephanie Kirkpatrick
Stephanie Kirkpatrick, Lymphedema Specialist at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University hosted an online chat to answer questions on Lymphedema risk, risk reduction, treatment, and prevention in honor of Lymphedema “D” (Awareness) Day. Check out the transcript!
March 20, 2012 – Dr. Bassel El-Rayes & Dr. Roberd Bostick
In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Roberd Bostick and Dr. Bassel El-Rayes held an online chat to answer questions on colorectal cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options. Check out the transcript!
April 11, 2012 – Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD
Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD hosts discussion about the important roles that eating habits and diet play in cancer treatment and survival.
May 14, 2012 – Dr. Suephy Chen
In summer months, many people spend more time outside enjoying the warm weather. However, it is important to know that increased sun exposure has its consequences. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with about one-million new cases every year. Check out the transcript from a live discussion about melanoma with Dr. Suephy Chen, Assistant Professor Dermatology and Director of the Dermatology Clinical and Outcomes Research Unit.
June 20, 2012 – Joan Giblin, NP/Director of Survivorship – Winship Cancer Institute
Patients at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University are considered cancer survivors from day one. Every day, every hour lived with cancer is a story of survivorship. Because cancer survivors are increasingly living longer and fuller lives, Winship has developed a survivorship program to help you navigate your new role as “survivor.” On June 20, 2012, Joan Giblin, NP, director of Winship’s Survivorship Program, discussed survivorship, coping with cancer and the myriad of survivor support programs, tools and resources available to help patients and those supporting them on their survivorship journeys.
July 18, 2012 – Alice Mullins, LCSW/Social Worker – Winship Cancer Institute
Cancer treatments can wreak havoc on a patient’s body and mind, thus impacting how they feel about affection and intimacy. Because this is such a typically under-addressed issue on July 18,2012 Alice Mullins, LCSW, a Social Worker from the Winship Cancer Institute, discussed intimacy and solutions to help couples re-ignite their bond.
August 8, 2012 – Jillian Deppa, RD/LD & Joy McCall, LMSW – Winship Cancer Institute
In our most recent chat for our cancer survivorship series we focused on the specific topic of Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD). Patients with GVHD must pay special attention to nutrition and take supportive care measures to managing this disease. On August 8, Joy McCall, LMSW and Jillian Deppa, RD, LD of the Winship Cancer Institute led the discussion regarding GVHD.
October 16, 2012 – Heather Pinkerton, RN, BSN, OCN and Emory Navigator for Emory Breast Center
The American Cancer Society estimated that for 2012, a total of 229,060 new cases of breast cancer would be diagnosed in both men and women. In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, participants joined Heather Pinkerton, RN, BSN, OCN and Nurse Navigator for the Emory Breast Center, during our live web breast cancer chat. Heather was available to answer questions on everything from diagnosis of breast cancer to survivorship.
November 27, 2012 – Suresh Ramalingam, MD, Professor and Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology from Winship Cancer Institute
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. However, if detected early and depending on the type and stage of the disease, lung cancer can be treated. On, November 27, 2012, Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, Professor and Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, hosted a live online chat answering your questions about lung cancer.
December 11, 2012 – Tiffany Barrett, Registered Dietician of Winship Cancer Institute
It’s important for everyone to know how to make healthy choices when it comes to nutrition and exercise, but it is especially important for cancer survivors. According to the National Cancer Institute, an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the balance of his or her life. Understanding the role nutrition plays before, during, and after cancer treatment is crucial. Recommendations about food and eating for cancer patients can be very different from the usual suggesstions for healthful eating. So be proactive this holiday season and check out the wonderful advice, Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD, from the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, gave during a live chat on how to manage the urge to splurge during the holiday season and beyond.
January 24, 2013 – Mark El-Deiry, Emory Otolaryngologist
Emory Otolaryngologist, Dr. Mark El-Deiry, conducted an online web chat on HPV and Head & Neck Cancer. He was available to answer questions regarding Human Papillomavirus and Head and Neck Cancer including: what is HPV related head and neck cancers, how can I get tested for HPV, what are the signs and symptoms, treatment and on the research being done to prevent future HPV caused head and neck cancer.
February 19, 2013 – Stephanie Zimmerman, Cancer Survivor
Stephanie Zimmerman, a childhood cancer survivor, conducted a chat and discussed how chemo and radiation effect cancer survivors. Stephanie shared her story and provided valuable information on how to cope with other health concerns that may arise after successful cancer treatment.
March 12, 2013 – Bassel El-Rayes, MD, Associate Professor, Hematology & Oncology
March is national awareness month for colorectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, “excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.” On, March 12, 2013, Dr. El-Rayes was available to answer questions about Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University’s approach to diagnosing and treating colorectal cancer.