Alzheimer's and pancreatic cancer: Two formidable adversaries
In the realm of health awareness, today’s show unveils a November double feature involving the intricate landscapes of pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. November is a month of shared recognition for these two formidable adversaries. It provides the backdrop for our exploration of these seemingly disparate conditions.
First, pancreatic cancer, a silent and deadly disease, claims numerous lives yearly. Dr. Niraj Gusani is a surgical oncologist making an impact in the fight against this disease. We explore the forefront of health care and treatment options. Also, we discover how patients can grasp the significance of early detection and contribute to raising awareness of this disease.
Then, we talk about Alzheimer's with Dr. Christian Lachner, a neuropsychiatrist/geriatric psychiatrist at Mayo Clinic. Lachner recently received a National Institutes of Health grant to revolutionize brain health initiatives in Black and Hispanic communities. Lachner shed light on common misconceptions to promote early detection and lifestyle changes, resources for caregivers and the latest research advancements.