The focus of this course is to present an overview of the significant obesity and bariatric-related cancer concerns. Course topics include obesity-related cancer statistics, the pathogenesis of obesity-related cancers, cancer diagnosis and treatment, nutritional concerns related to obesity and bariatric-related cancer, and an overview of the psychosocial aspects related to cancer, obesity, and bariatric surgery.
Integrated Health Professionals: Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, and Dieticians involved in the care of obese and bariatric patients.
- Discuss obesity-related risk and pathogenesis.
- Discuss evaluative process of patients with cancer diagnosis and appropriateness for bariatric surgery, including appropriate prevention guidance in the pre-surgery plan. Impact on a treatment plan of BMI/weight requirements for chemo/radiation.
- Nutrition-related chemotherapy symptoms (mucositis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation) impact on weight maintenance and treatment tolerance. Review clinical pearls for nutrition concerns and vitamin/mineral deficiencies of post-surgical and post-bariatric patients undergoing chemotherapy.
- Psychosocial aspects of patients with cancer who are pursuing bariatric surgery including coping challenges for patients who have had a history of cancer pre or post bariatric surgery.
Eva Panigrahi, PhD
Obesity Related risk and Pathogenesis
Edward Sauter, MD PhD MHA
Considerations and Limitations for Treatment in Co-morbid Obesity and Cancer
Kirsten Tychonievich, APP Lead APRN-CNP MS BA
Nutrition related cancer and chemotherapy concerns
Federika Garcia, MS RDN LDN CNSC
Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer and Obesity
Nicole Berelos, PhD MPH MSCP CDCES FADCES
Closing Question and Answer