Our 5 best podcasts from 2013

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This past year, we recorded more than two-dozen audio podcasts with our doctors on groundbreaking research, prevention insight, and the latest cancer diagnosis and treatment options.

Here are five of our best Cancer Newsline podcasts recorded in 2013. Download and listen to one or all of them to find out what you need to know about cancer.

Cancer and teeth
It's not uncommon to experience ulcers, dry mouth and other oral conditions before, during and after cancer treatment. Mark Chambers, D.M.D., professor in Head and Neck Oncology, talks about why it's so important to pay attention to your oral health and what you need to know no matter where you are in your cancer journey. Listen to the podcast.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer basics
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the seventh most common cancer in the United States. And, it's often misdiagnosed. Jason Westin, M.D., assistant professor in Lymphoma/Myeloma, talks about Non-Hodgkin lymphoma symptoms to watch for, as well as diagnosis, treatment options and clinical trials. Listen to the podcast.

Healthy aging for the cancer patient
Being a senior doesn't necessarily mean you're old. Still, seeing a geriatrician and taking certain steps can help improve your cancer treatment outcomes, says Beatrice Edwards, M.D., associate professor in General Internal Medicine. Listen to the podcast.

Diet and exercise advice to reduce your cancer risk
A healthy diet and regular exercise can help reduce a person's chances of developing cancer. And, if you do develop cancer, healthier habits may help keep you in fighting shape, explains Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor in Behavioral Science and director of Energy Balance. Listen to the podcast.

Medical hypnosis assists with surgery and medical procedures

Medical hypnosis can help cancer patients manage treatment side effects like anxiety, fear and pain. It can also help patients feel more in control. Ian Lipski M.D., clinical assistant professor in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, explains how he uses medical hypnosis to help patients prepare for surgery and other medical procedures. Listen to the podcast.

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