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2011 Support Group Meeting Files

 September 2011 – Nutrition after an Esophagectomy

  • Audio: Listen to Nutrition after an Esophagectomy Audio
  • Presentation: View Nutrition after an Esophagectomy Presentation – This insightful presentation contains information on the what, when and how of eating after an esophagectomy.
  • Speaker Information: Diana Glauner RD, CSO, CDN – Diana is a Registered Dietitian, a Certified Specialist in Oncology nutrition and a Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist in New York State.  She obtained her BA in Foods and Nutrition from Queens College, City University of New York and completed her dietetic internship at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.  Currently Diana is employed as a Clinical Dietitian at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she provides nutritional guidance to post-esophagectomy patients on the thoracic surgery unit.

 June 2011 – Improving Quality of Life for a Person with Esophageal Cancer through Symptom Management

Maureen Jingeleski


 May 2011 – Adapting to Life after Esophagectomy

  • Audio: Listen to Post Surgical Issues Audio 
  • Presentation: View Adapting to Life after Esophagectomy Presentation (PDF file of Powerpoint presentation) – This power point presentation will help you to understand the nature of yoursurgery (esophagectomy), what to expect post-operatively, and how to adapt to life aftersurgery. This is educational tool to help give you support and guidance throughout yourjourney with esophageal cancer
  • Speaker Information: Margot LeStrange, MSN, FNP-BC 


    Margot M. LeStrange is a board certified Nurse Practitioner who joined Beth IsraelMedical Center in February 2008 from Georgetown University Hospital, where sheworked full time as a Registered Nurse on a surgical step down unit from 2004-2008.She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Georgetown University School ofNursing and Health Studies in 2004. She then pursued a Master’s Degree in Nursing,graduating from Georgetown University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program in2007. For the last 3 ½ years she has worked at Beth Israel Medical Center as an NPin collaboration with Dr. Martin Karpeh, Chairman of Surgery, in caring for adultsurgical oncology patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers.

April 2011 – Gastroenterology

  • Audio: Coming soon
  • Presentation: None.
  • Speaker Information: Dr. Lawrence A. Attia, MD

March 2011 – Esophageal Cancer Research

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February 2011 – Depression

  • Audio: Coming Soon
  • Presentation: None.
  • Speaker Information: Dr. Letitia S. Sandrock PSY.D. – Dr. Tish Sandrock is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Red Bank, New Jersey.  She provides psychoeducational community lectures, and consultations to organizations and schools. She has a special interest in supporting individuals experiencing cancer and other major medical illnesses and their families.

Dr. Sandrock

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