Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Laurence J. Heifetz, MD, FACP
Welcome to our 2017 Spring/Summer edition of Tahoe Cancer News. This issue contains an overview of useful programs available here at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. Keep it for your reference.
Daphne Palmer, MD, FACRO, Radiation Oncology Medical Director
When a patient is referred to the cancer center, he or she will frequently consult with a radiation oncologist to determine if radiation should play a role in the treatment.
Kirk Ditterich, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist
A diagnosis of cancer may elicit feelings of worry and stress in both the patient and the caregiver. Both partners may wonder, â€śhow is this going to change my life? Am I going to miss work? Can we still go out to dinner together?â€ť This is where couples counseling can be so helpful.
Karen Aaron, RN, BSN, OCN, CN, BN
Communication with your health care team is an important link to good care, but navigating the complex health care system is not an easy task. Here are some pointers to help you be your own advocate and gain control of this often complex process.
Heather Lutz, MS, RD, CSO, Medical Nutritional Therapist
Boost your immune system by eating foods that increase the good bacteria in your gut. Fifty percent of the bodyâ€™s immune system is located in the intestines. A significant focus of nutrition research today is on the amount, type, and variety of good bacteria in the digestive system.
Michelle Larson, PT, CLT-LANA, Physical Therapy
Whether you have been recently diagnosed with cancer, are in the middle of treatment or have completed treatment, it is important to get exercise. Donâ€™t be afraid to move! Here are some of the benefits from exercise:
The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center joins ASCOâ€™s CancerLinQâ„˘ Big Data Platform to improve quality of cancer care Â