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Cure Connections®

What Should I Eat? Understanding Nutrition in GI Cancers

In this CURE Connections program, moderator Dr Philippa Cheetham discusses nutritionís role in the management of cancers, specifically those of the gastrointestinal tract, with an Upper GI Cancer patient, Ann Hagemann, and her oncology dietician, Rachel Wong. Together, they discuss Annís journey with cancer and its effect on her diet. Additionally, they highlight the considerations of Wong when counseling Ann and explore factors that are important to optimizing a patientís nutritional status.
Episode 1 Introduction to a Patient and Her Dietician
In this segment, Rachel Wong discusses her role as an oncology dietician and explains how she helps improve a patient's quality of life during cancer by establishing a personalized nutritional plan. Ann Hagemann, a patient of Wong's, shares her story about her initial symptoms, including difficulty swallowing food, which led to a diagnosis of Upper GI Cancer.
Episode 2 Benefits to Working With a Dietician
Episode 3 Recognizing and Addressing Malnutrition
Episode 4 Monitoring Nutritional Status
Episode 5 Issues of Nutritional Noncompliance
Episode 6 Common Concerns about Foods and Cancer
Episode 7 Considering Supplements or Steroids

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