18 minutes | Jul 1, 2021

68: Growing Resiliency and Courage with Cancer (GRACE) - Arash Asher, MD

Although many individuals dealing with, or recovering from prostate cancer treatment may face a wide variety of challenges, we are continuously gaining more knowledge and tools to help cancer survivors live their lives to the fullest. Dr. Arash Asher is a cancer survivor expert leading an emerging movement in cancer care. He is joining us today to discuss better ways of dealing with those challenges.  Dr. Arash Asher is the Director of Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Asher completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at UCLA and a cancer rehabilitation fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Asher is leading an emerging movement in cancer care. He runs a dynamic clinic for patients and survivors. His clinic supports patients and survivors facing a wide range of challenges such as fatigue, weakness, changes in thinking, and pain. In pursuit of his goal, Dr. Asher has integrated several cancer rehabilitation programs, including art therapy, personalized exercise programs, and novel cognitive rehabilitation. Stay tuned for more! Disclaimer: The Prostate Health Podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as medical advice. By listening to the podcast, no physician-patient relationship has been formed. For more information and counseling, you must contact your personal physician or urologist with questions about your unique situation. Show highlights: Dr. Asher discusses the challenges that an individual could face with a diagnosis of cancer. One of Dr. Asher’s programs at Cedars-Sinai, Growing Resiliency and Courage (GRACE), has been an outstanding resource for those dealing with cancer. Dr. Asher explains what that program entails. Dr. Asher explains how people get supported after completing the GRACE program. Dr. Asher talks about the web-based platform for the GRACE program that he is currently working on. Dr. Asher explains what ‘chemo brain’ is. Dr. Asher discusses helpful practices and strategies, including the program he created, for assisting cancer survivors in dealing with cognitive impairment following chemotherapy. Dr. Asher talks about how yoga may benefit those who are undergoing cancer treatment. How exercise can benefit cancer patients and survivors. Why cancer patients need to keep on setting goals and building towards them. Links: Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram - @gpohlmanmd  Get your free What To Expect Guide (or find the link here, on our podcast website)   Join our Facebook group  Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram  Go to the Prostate Health Academy to sign up for the waitlist for our bonus video content.  You can access Dr. Pohlman’s free mini webinar, where he discusses his top three tips to promote men’s prostate health, longevity, and quality of life here. For the Prostate Health Academy, Dr. Asher will be going into the details of another additional and useful program called Cancer Survivorship Through Art. He will explain how it benefits cancer survivors. He also dives a little deeper into the ‘how’ for the yoga program and discusses what an individual can do to begin implementing those programs. That will all become available in the upcoming Prostate Health Academy. Be sure to sign up for the waitlist here!
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