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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Melvyn Yeoh, Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 11

 

As with all cancers, early detection is critical to the treatment and survival of oral cancer.  On this episode of Kentucky Smiles on Talking FACS, Dr. Melvyn Yeoh shares important habits that we can all develop to improve our own dental hygiene and the outcome, should oral cancer appear.

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Dentistry | UK HealthCare

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Recurrence Anxiety

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Bethany Giles, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, Markey Cancer Center

Cancer Conversations Episode 34

Whether it is you or a loved one who has had cancer, there may be some recurrence anxiety.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Bethany Giles shares some ways to cope with the anxious feelings that many experience concerning the recurrence of cancer.  She also share what you should do if your cancer does recur.

Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS is a partnership project between Family and Consumer Sciences Extension and the Markey Cancer Center.

For more information:

Understanding Recurrence - American Cancer Society

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The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia - The Students’ Perspectives

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guests: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center, Karlee Compton and Michael Buoncristiani, ACTION Program student participants

 

Cancer Conversations Episode 33

Kentucky has the highest rate of new cancer cases and deaths in the nation, with the greatest burden of the disease being in the Appalachian region. High risk behaviors, poverty, low healthcare access and engagement, and other factors drive these high rates.  This month on Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Nathan Vanderford shares about his second edition book The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia, a collection of essays written by students who have been personally affected by cancer and also live in the region.  We visit with two of these students, Karlee Compton and Michael Buoncristiani, as they share about their experience participating in the ACTION program and writing for the book.

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Listen to:

Karlee's Story Just A Disease

Michael's Story A Continuous War

 

For more information about :

Appalachian Career Training in Oncology Program

 

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The Elephant in the Room: Interacting with People Living with Cancer

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guests: Dr. Amy Kostelic, Extension Specialist for Adult Development and Aging and Sheila Fawbush, Shelby County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

Cancer Conversations Episode 32

On this special edition of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, we visit with Sheila Fawbush, a cancer survivor, and Dr. Amy Kostelic, who address the "elephant in the room."  They share insight into how to care for and communicate with those living with cancer.  With light and humor, their tips for compassionate and assertive concern while dealing with the realities of everyday life, will benefit everyone in this situation.

For more information:

Markey Cancer Center

Kentucky Cancer Statistics

Cancer Clinical Trials: Benefits to Patients and Society

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Zhonglin Hao,  Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, Markey Cancer Center

Cancer Conversations Episode 31

Cancer clinical trials are research studies to test the efficacy of treatments for various types of cancer.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Hao shares the importance of clinical trials to the treatment of cancer and how we all benefit from those willing to participate in these research experiences.

For more information about clinical trials, visit:

www.NCCN.org

www.Clinicaltrials.gov

Clinical Trails at Markey Cancer Center

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Promoting Cancer Screening for Black Individuals

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Adebola Adegboyega, RN, Assistant Professor, UK College of Nursing

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 30

There are health disparities among black and brown populations that are especially prevalent when we look at cancer.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Bola Adegboyega, discusses the importance of early detection through cancer screenings.  She also discusses how social factors such as where some lives and works can impact their health.

For more information, visit:

Cancer Disparities Chartbook

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 27

Blood Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated every September to raise awareness of the types of cancer that affect the vascular system.  Due to a technical issue our friends at Markey were not able to join us this month, but our own Dr. Natalie Jones, is joining the podcast to provide education about these types of cancer.

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Online Markey Cancer Center

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After the Cancer Diagnosis- Now What?

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Jenny DeLap, Senior Social Worker, Psych-Oncology Services, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 26

If you have just gotten a cancer diagnosis, there are many questions probably swarming through your mind.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Jenny Delap from the Markey Cancer Center is going to talk about those questions.  She will share with Dr. Jennifer Hunter the important discussions people recently diagnosed with cancer need to have with their loved ones and with their oncology team.

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Talking with Children About Cancer

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Joan Scales, Senior Social Worker, Psych-Oncology Services, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 25

Talking with children about a cancer diagnosis will rank among most difficult conversations.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Joan Scales from Markey Cancer Center explores the importance of communication.  She shares tips with Dr. Jennifer Hunter for making these discussions more natural and comfortable, even if not easy. 

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Online Markey Cancer Center

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Sexual Health and Cancer

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Amy Downs, Senior Social Worker, Psych-Oncology Services, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 24

When a person receives a cancer diagnosis, many questions swarm through their brain.  Your sexual health is an important discussion to pursue with your healthcare providers.  In this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Amy Downs shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some questions that you will want to ask your doctor, as well as, some personal observations that you might want to make to share with your healthcare team so that they can better inform your care.

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Online Markey Cancer Center

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