This week: Pancreatic cancer, and self-care during times of stress
Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers in the United States, but 7 percent of all cancer deaths. It's the 4th leading cause of death from cancer. Advances in the treatment of pancreatic cancer are offering hope.
In this "HealthLink on Air" interview, Dr. Thomas Vandermeer discusses how pancreatic cancer is often discovered, how it is diagnosed, and the most common treatment options. He is a professor of surgery at Upstate who serves as chief of surgical oncology. As a pancreatic surgeon, Vandermeer has extensive experience in the care of patients with pancreatic cancer.
Also on this week's show, the pandemic has taken a toll on health care workers, including aides and technicians, doctors and nurses, and others. Many are working longer-than-usual hours, in facilities that are more crowded than normal, all while a deadly virus circulates through the community. Dr. Kaushal Nanavati talks about self-care and some simple things people can do to help manage stress. Nanavati is the assistant dean of wellness at Upstate and a doctor of family medicine who is the medical director of integrative therapy. Listen this Sunday, January 24 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.