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With so much information readily available online, it can be difficult for individuals to know where to locate subject matter that is credible and relevant to their experience. With support from the Cancer Support Community, we used recent member survey results and ongoing member feedback to connect with these subject-matter experts which reflect the most often requested topics.

Support Groups

Participants: Steve Wright, Chuck Flott, and Howard Dulberg- Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee Members

Wondering if you could benefit from a support group? Hear from three support group attendees to learn more about what to expect.

 

Activities for Children and Teens: Stephanie DiMaggio

Learn some specific games and activities that help support children and teens affected by a cancer diagnosis.

 

Palliative Care: Rajiv Agarwal, M.D.: Gastrointestinal Oncologist and Palliative Care Physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 Palliative Care helps you manage symptoms with the goal of improving quality of life, but what is it and when is it appropriate? Learn how people with cancer and their families benefit from Palliative Care from this Vanderbilt University Medical Center Gastrointestinal Oncologist and Palliative Care physician.

 

Sexuality and Intimacy after Cancer: Dana DeMoss, A.P.N.: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Tennessee Oncology

Physical and emotional changes following a cancer diagnosis or treatment can make sexuality and intimacy a challenge for men and women with cancer. Get tips on topics such as whether it’s ok to have sex after chemo and radiation, reducing pain during intercourse, and more.

 

Integrative Oncology: Mary Darden, MSN, APN-BC, AOCNP: Integrative Oncology Provider at Tennessee Oncology

Integrative Oncology practitioners work with patients to develop a personalized plan for better health using evidence-based modalities. Learn more about this patient-centered supportive care that can be utilized during all phases of diagnosis and treatment.