Life After Cancer: Survival Tips

Summary: After surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, how do you move forward and live your healthiest and strongest life?
Air Date: 8/29/15
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Pallav Mehta, MD
Pallav Mehta, MD, is a medical oncologist/hematologist with expertise and interest in breast cancer and integrative oncology currently practicing in the Philadelphia area. He received his undergraduate degree from New York University subsequent to which he achieved certification as a personal athletic trainer through the American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.). 

After two years of being employed with a fitness center in Manhattan, where he met his future wife, he moved to Philadelphia to begin his medical studies at Jefferson Medical College, where he received multiple honors and was inducted into the Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society. During this time, he continued to pursue his passion for fitness and was employed by the medical school as a personal trainer for staff and students. 

After receiving his M.D. in 2001, he began his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital followed by a combined three-year fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the renowned Fox Chase Cancer Center. Upon completion of his medical training, he joined and became senior partner at a large private practice in the Philadelphia area.

As of 2015, he decided to return to academic medicine and is currently an assistant professor of medicine at Cooper Medical School, along with the Director of Integrative Oncology and Director of Practice Development at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Previously he served as the Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and the Medical Director of the Charles A. and Betty Bott Cancer Center at Holy Redeemer Hospital. He is board certified in medical oncology, hematology, and integrative medicine. He has been the cancer liaison physician to the Commission on Cancer (COC) and authored several journal articles and clinical trials, in which he has served as a local principal investigator along with developing a broad integrative medicine initiative aimed at patients with cancer. 

He has been invited to speak nationally on the topic of exercise and cancer and serves as a consultant and speaker for several international oncology-related companies pertaining to breast cancer, genetics, and molecular profiling. He is co-author of After Cancer Care. Dr. Mehta is a Castle Connolly “Top Doc” 2014 and resides in Philadelphia with his wife and three children.
  • Book Title: After Cancer Care: The Definitive Self-Care Guide to Getting and Staying Well For Patients After Cancer
Life After Cancer: Survival Tips

After surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, how do you move forward and live your healthiest and strongest life? 

The new book, After Cancer Care, may have the answers. 

This practical guide for survivors and their families offers expert advice based on the latest science of epigenetics. 

It can help you make smarter choices when it comes to diet, exercise and even relationships -- important, everyday decisions that may cut down your risk for recurrence. 

Tune in as co-author, Pallav K. Mehta, MD, joins Dr. Roizen to share more about these proven lifestyle changes that can give people a better life after cancer.

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