Cancer Chat Transcripts

Here you can find all of the transcripts from our past cancer doctor chats. If you ever have a request for a new topic you'd like us to cover, you can let us know!


Head and Neck Cancer Online ChatRisk factors, symptoms and treatment options for head and neck cancer | Dr. Nabil Saba| Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) states that head and neck cancers account for approximately three percent of all cancers in the U.S. Dr. Nabil Saba of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University recently held a live online chat where he answered questions such as: What are the known risk factors linked to head and neck cancer? What are the symptoms of head and neck cancer? Check out the chat transcript to see the complete list of questions and answers!


Multiple Myeloma Online Chat

Multiple Myeloma | Dr. Jonathan Kaufman | Winship Cancer Institute

While still a relatively uncommon cancer, multiple myeloma has recently received some attention surrounding the diagnosis of popular news reporter, Tom Brokaw. Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer that affects the plasmas cells in the bone marrow. To learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, check out the transcript from a live web chat with Winship at Emory’s Jonathan Kaufman, MD.


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Prostate Cancer | Dr. Martin Sanda | Emory Urology

Dr. Martin Sanda, Chairman of Emory’s Department of Urology, recently hosted an online web chat to discuss “Prostate Cancer.” Dr. Sanda answered questions about how to prevent prostate cancer, the latest screening recommendations, symptoms of prostate cancer, as well as the latest treatment options. Check out the transcript!


calendar iconBiology of Cancer | Dr. Gregg Orloff | Winship Cancer Institute

Emory University School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Gregg Orloff, Ph.D, recently held an online chat on the topic of the biology of cancer. Check out the transcript to get answers to questions such as, "What is the role of infectious organisms like viruses in cancer?" and "How and why does cancer spread?"


calendar iconSkin Cancer | Dr. Keith Delman | Winship Cancer Institute

Join Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University physician, Keith Delman, MD, conducted an online web chat on melanoma and other skin cancers. He was available to answer questions such as: -How to prevent melanoma and skin cancer -Signs of melanoma and skin cancer -Treatment options for melanoma and skin cancer -The latest research on the horizon.


calendar iconColon Cancer | Dr. Bassel El- Rayes | Winship Cancer Institute

March is national awareness month for colorectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, “excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.” On, March 12, 2013, Dr. El-Rayes was available to answer questions about Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University’s approach to diagnosing and treating colorectal cancer.


calendar iconEffects of Chemo and Radiation on Cancer Survivors | Stephanie Zimmerman| Winship Cancer Institute

Stephanie Zimmerman, a childhood cancer survivor, conducted a chat and discussed how chemo and radiation effect cancer survivors. Stephanie shared her story and provided valuable information on how to cope with other health concerns that may arise after successful cancer treatment.


calendar iconHPV and Head and Neck Cancer | Mark El-Deiry, MD, Medical Director| Emory Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Emory Otolaryngologist, Dr. Mark El-Deiry, conducted an online web chat on HPV and Head & Neck Cancer. He was available to answer questions regarding Human Papillomavirus and Head and Neck Cancer including: what is HPV related head and neck cancers, how can I get tested for HPV, what are the signs and symptoms, treatment and on the research being done to prevent future HPV caused head and neck cancer.


calendar iconHoliday Healthy Eating Tips | Tiffany Barrett, Registered Dietician| Winship Cancer Institute

It's important for everyone to know how to make healthy choices when it comes to nutrition and exercise, but it is especially important for cancer survivors. According to the National Cancer Institute, an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the balance of his or her life. Understanding the role nutrition plays before, during, and after cancer treatment is crucial. Recommendations about food and eating for cancer patients can be very different from the usual suggesstions for healthful eating. So be proactive this holiday season and check out the wonderful advice, Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD, from the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, gave during a live chat on how to manage the urge to splurge during the holiday season and beyond.


11-27-chat iconLung Cancer Web Chat | Suresh Ramalingam, MD, Professor|Winship Cancer Institute

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. However, if detected early and depending on the type and stage of the disease, lung cancer can be treated. On, November 27, 2012, Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, Professor and Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, hosted a live online chat answering your questions about lung cancer. Check out the lung cancer transcript here.


Breast Cancer Web ChatBreast Cancer Web Chat | Heather Pinkerton, RN, BSN, OCN | Winship Cancer Institute

The American Cancer Society estimated that for 2012, a total of 229,060 new cases of breast cancer would be diagnosed in both men and women. In honor of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, participants joined Heather Pinkerton, RN, BSN, OCN and Nurse Navigator for the Emory Breast Center, during our web breast cancer chat. Heather was available to answer questions on everything from diagnosis of breast cancer to survivorship.


Pain Management for Cancer Patients Web ChatGraft vs. Host Disease Management Chat | Jillian Deppa, RD/LD and Joy McCall, LMSW | Winship Cancer Institute

In our most recent chat for our cancer survivorship series we focused on the specific topic of Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD). Patients with GVHD must pay special attention to nutrition and take supportive care measures to managing this disease. On August 8, Joy McCall, LMSW and Jillian Deppa, RD, LD  of the Winship Cancer Institute led the discussion regarding GVHD.


Cancer Survivorship Sexuality Web ChatCancer Survivorship & Intimacy Chat | Alice Mullins, Survivorship Program | Winship Cancer Institute

In our last live chat series for cancer survivors and their families, we focused on the topic of intimacy.  Cancer treatments can wreak havoc on body and mind, thus impacting how we feel about affection and intimacy. On July 18, 2012, Alice Mullins, LCSW from the Winship Cancer Instiute at Emory University's survivorship program led a discussion on this very important and often under-addressed topic.


Cancer Survivorship Web ChatCancer Survivorship Chat | Joan Giblin, Director of Survivorship Program | Winship Cancer Institute

At the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, our patients are considered cancer survivors from day one. Every day, every hour lived with cancer is a story of survivorship. Because cancer survivors are increasingly living longer and fuller lives, Winship has developed a survivorship program to help you navigate your new role as “survivor.” On June 20, 2012, Joan Giblin, NP, director of Winship’s Survivorship Program, discussed survivorship, coping with cancer and the myriad of survivor support programs, tools and resources available to help patients and those supporting them on their survivorship journeys.


Melanoma Chat Sign UpMelanoma | Dr. Suephy Chen | Emory Healthcare

In summer months, many people spend more time outside enjoying the warm weather. However, it is important to know that increased sun exposure has its consequences. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with about one-million new cases every year. Check out the transcript from our chat on Melanoma with Dr. Suephy Chen, Assistant Professor Dermatology and Director of the Dermatology Clinical and Outcomes Research Unit.


Nutrition's Role in Fighting CancerNutrition's Role in Fighting Cancer Chat | Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD | Winship Cancer Institute

Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD, held a discussion about the important roles that eating habits and diet play in cancer prevention, treatment and survival.


Lymphedema Day ChatCombatting Colon Cancer Chat | Dr. Bassel El-Rayes & Dr. Roberd Bostick | Winship Cancer Institute

With March as the national awareness month for colorectal cancers, this chat addressed new advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer.  Dr. Bassel El-Rayes, director of GI oncology,  and Dr. Roberd Bostick, program leader for Winship’s Cancer Prevention and Control research group, were on-hand to answer all questions about colorectal cancer screening, family history, treatment options and more.


Lymphedema Day ChatLymphedema D-Day Chat | Stephanie Kirkpatrick, MPT, CDT | Winship Cancer Institute

In honor of Lymphedema D-Day, which recognizes the struggles cancer survivors have with lymphedema (an abnormal accumulation of fluid within the body which causes swelling). Join Winship’s lymphedema therapist, Stephanie Kirkpatrick, on Tuesday, March 6 at 12:00 (noon) for an A-Z discussion covering causes, treatments and coping strategies.


Cervical Cancer MD Web ChatHPV & Cervical Cancer 101 | Dr. Peter Rossi & Dr. Namita Khanna | Winship Cancer Institute

Dr. Peter Rossi & Dr. Namita Khanna hosted a live chat on cervical cancer & HPV. They covered everything you need to know about cervical cancer, including prevention and the role of HPV vaccine, along with diagnosis and treatment options.


Lung Cancer Chat November 17Lung Cancer Web Chat Transcript | Dr. Taofeek Owonikoko, Medical Oncologist & Dr. Kristin Higgins, Radiation Oncologist |Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Did you know that not all lung cancers are the same? And nor should their treatments. Check out the transcript from a chat with Winship at Emory’s Dr. Kristin Higgins & Dr. Taofeek Owonikoko, from an online discussion about new treatments in lung cancer.


October 4 Breast Cancer ChatBreast Cancer Live Chat Transcript | Dr. Toncred Styblo | Surgical Oncologist, Winship Cancer Institute

Are you concerned about breast cancer? To kick off October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Winship at Emory’s breast surgeon, Dr. Toncred Styblo answered questions about the diagnosis of and surgical options for breast cancer. Wonder if you’re at high risk for developing breast cancer and what you should do? Dr. Styblo provided guidance on how to determine if you are high risk and steps you can take if you are, along with answering questions about nutrition and debunking myths, such as "can underwire bras cause breast cancer?" Check out the transcript.