The Conversation

The Conversation, Lung Cancer Edition

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What is supportive care? How does it align with palliative care? Join "The Conversation, Lung Cancer Edition" with host Meg Maley, Founder & CEO of CanSurround and experts Dr. Eric Roeland, Director of Clinical Research in Symptom Intervention of UC San Diego Health; Niki Koesel, Director of Palliative Care at Carolinas Healthcare System, Levine Cancer Institute; and Randy Broad, 7-year stage IIIA lung cancer survivor and author of "It's an Extraordinary Life, Don't Miss It" as they discuss what supportive care for lung cancer patients looks like today.  Listen as they speak candidly about “Living as long as possible, feeling as good as possible.”

Supportive Care for Lung Cancer Patients: Living and Feeling As Good As Possible

From “The Conversation,” host Meg Maley and experts Dr. Eric Roeland, Niki Koesel and 7-year stage IIIA lung cancer survivor Randy Broad have an extensive, heartfelt and realistic discussion on supportive care for lung cancer patients.

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The Conversation, Lung Cancer Edition: Supportive Care

Our host, Meg Maley, RN, BSN, Founder and CEO of CanSurround, introduces the panelists and launches the discussion regarding supportive care in lung cancer treatment.

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The Conversation, Lung Cancer Edition: Post-Treatment Anxiety

In this segment, Meg and Niki Koesel, Director of Palliative Care at Carolinas Healthcare System Levine Cancer Institute, frame post-treatment anxiety in the context of healing versus curing.

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The Conversation, Lung Cancer Edition: Symptom Challenges

Dr. Eric Roeland, Director of Clinical Research in Symptom Intervention at UC San Diego Health, along with Niki, Meg and Randy, address the challenges associated with symptoms, side effects and treatment.

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The Conversation, Lung Cancer Edition: Appetite, Food and Steroids

Stage III survivor Randy Broad keeps the conversation moving with a question about steroids and appetite. Dr. Roeland defines cachexia and anorexia and explains the role of steroids in treatment.

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The Conversation, Lung Cancer Edition: Which Comes First, Dyspnea or Anxiety?

Continuing the conversation, Meg asks for input on the cycle of dyspnea (shortness of breath) and anxiety. Dr. Roeland and Niki weigh in on treatments, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological.

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The Conversation, Lung Cancer Edition: Holistic Care

The question of treating the whole person, including mentally and emotionally, is addressed with all of the participants sharing their views and advice.

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The Conversation, Lung Cancer Edition: Latest in the Pipeline

What is in the pipeline? Niki and Dr. Roeland lead a discussion on the newest class of drugs, what symptoms they address and expected side effects.

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The Conversation, Lung Cancer Edition: Self-Advocacy

Circling back to patient/healthcare team communication, Meg wraps up “The Conversation: Lung Cancer Edition” inviting all of the participants to comment on how to best advocate for yourself, including identifying and sharing your medical goals.

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