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How Can Conventional Cancer Treatment Be Improved?

Summary: If you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, what do you need to know about treatment options?
Air Date: 11/4/15
Duration: 10
Host: Mike Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Jack C. Westman, MD
Jack WestmanDr. Jack C. Westman has made a positive impact on tens of thousands of lives over the past six decades as a psychiatrist through his clinical work and writing.

Since 1996, he has served as Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has had numerous academic appointments, including 50 years as a professor at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, Assistant and Associate Professor for five years at University of Michigan Medical School, and a lecturer at the University of Michigan Medical School, both in the School of Nursing and of Social Work.

He has been interviewed by over 175 media outlets, including Geraldo Rivera (TV), America's Talking (CNBC), ABC Radio, WNYC-NPR, Talk of the Nation (NPR), George Magazine, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Canadian TV Network, Charlotte Observer, ABC News – TV, Christian Science Monitor, Wisconsin Public Radio, Catholic Family Radio Network, and CBS Radio. He also is the author of a dozen books and of over 150 articles that have appeared in professional publications.

Dr. Westman, 87, also served two years in the United States Navy as a psychiatrist, first in Jacksonville, FL, and then in Japan. He earned his MS in Psychiatry from the University of Michigan, as well as his MD, and BS. He splits his time between Madeira Beach, Florida and Madison, Wisconsin.
How Can Conventional Cancer Treatment Be Improved?
If you've been diagnosed with cancer, your doctor is likely to schedule some sort of conventional cancer care.

This typically includes surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy.

However, as you may have seen or experienced firsthand, these conventional cancer treatments can be debilitating, painful, and challenging.

How can conventional cancer treatments be improved?

Listen in as Dr. Jack C. Westman shares what conventional cancer treatment is and how it can be improved for patients.

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