Ben's Friends Partner - The Cleveland Clinics June Webchat Schedule

Breast Cancer Treatment & Rehabilitation
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you are not alone. According to the American Cancer Society, over 230,000 breast cancer cases in the U.S. will be diagnosed this year. Fortunately, with early detection and treatment, the five-year survival rates for breast cancer are promising, with an 88 percent rate for those in stage 1. (Rates vary according to stage of cancer and age when found.)Effective treatment for breast cancer can include medication, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. If you have breast cancer or have been told that you are at risk for the development of breast cancer (due to family history or ovarian cancer), your doctor may advise you to have surgery - either lumpectomy or mastectomy - to prevent, treat or control breast cancer. After surgery, rehabilitation includes postoperative care, exercises and reconstruction options.Chat live online with Cleveland Clinic breast cancer specialists Stephen Grobmyer, MD and Sree Battu, MD. Discuss your concerns about how to prepare for surgery, what to expect during surgery and how success is determined after surgery with Dr. Grobmyer, breast surgeon and section head of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Battu, a physical medicine and rehabilitation expert, will speak about the rehabilitation process, how to get moving and recover more fully.This interactive chat gives you the chance to speak to breast cancer specialists and get all your questions answered.
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM (EST)

Risk Factors for Heart Disease
There are several risk factors for heart disease; some are controllable, others are not. The more risk factors you have, the greater the likelihood that you will have heart disease. By making changes in your lifestyle, you can actually reduce your risk. Take advantage of this opportunity to have your heart disease risk factor questions answered by cardiologist Dr. Stanley Hazen, from the Cleveland Clinic.
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM (EST)

Ventricular Arrhythmia
Ventricular arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms that originate in the bottom chambers of the heart called the ventricles. These rhythms can occur as a result of damage to the heart muscle from a heart attack or cardiomyopathy - or can occur in patients with hearts that seem structurally normal. Take this unique opportunity to chat live about ventricular arrhythmias, including diagnosis and treatment, and have your questions by specialists from Cleveland Clinic.
Date: Friday, June 14, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM (EST)

Rare Vascular Disorders
The Department of Vascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic has earned an international reputation for excellence in patient care, surgical results, and clinical research. Our surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and management of vascular disease, including rare disorders such as May Thurner's syndrome, Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome, Fibromuscular Disease, Hypercoagulable syndromes, and many others. Take advantage of this opportunity to chat live about the treatment of rare vascular conditions with an expert from the Cleveland Clinic.
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Time: 1:00 AM (EST)

Using Wellness Approaches to Manage Pain
Whether you have persistent back pain, joint pain, headaches or another type of chronic pain, you're not alone. Chronic pain costs the U.S. economy an estimated $100 billion annually, including healthcare expenses, lost income and lost productivity. While many patients feel better with conventional pain management treatments, others continue to struggle to live their normal lives. That's when it can be helpful to combine mainstream therapies with complementary or alternative therapies for which there is scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness. Join Tanya Edwards, MD, from the Center for Integrative Medicine, and William Welches, DO, PhD, from the Department of Pain Management. Together, they will answer your questions and share insights about non-traditional therapies that can complement other treatments for your chronic pain.
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM (EST)

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options: Ask an Expert
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the U.S. Every year, about 185,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. With so many treatment options available for prostate cancer, it is easy to become overwhelmed with information from many different sources. We would like to give you the opportunity to chat live with a prostate cancer specialists to have your questions answered regarding signs, symptoms, diagnosis, testing and treatment options.
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM (EST)

Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Insomnia
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, or CBT-I, is an approved method for treating insomnia without the use of medication. This type of therapy is aimed at changing sleep habits and schedules, as well as misconceptions about sleep disorders that perpetuate sleep difficulties. CBT-I includes regular visits to your physician, who will examine your sleep/wake habits and pinpoint different actions that may be prohibiting you from sleep. Your physician will work with you and provide you with tips and tools on how to sleep soundly. Take advantage of this opportunity to speak to Cleveland Clinic sleep specialist, Ketan Deoras, MD, about the benefits of treating insomnia with Cognitive Behavioral Treatments.
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM (EST)

We hope you join us in one of our chats!