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“Arkansans Ask: Cancer”

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How does cancer impact our state? On Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., a new episode of “Arkansans Ask” gathers a a panel of experts — moderated by Donna Terrell — to discuss and answer viewer questions.

“Arkansans Ask: Cancer” covers topics ranging from current cancer research and the importance of screenings to the resources available for patients and caregivers. Expert panelists include Dr. Lawrence Mendelsohn, medical oncologist/hematologist and CARTI medical director;  Dr. Thomas Kieber-Emmons, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Wintrhop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute; and Alesa Garner, MSMT, ASCP, CN-BC, and New Outlook Coordinator at CHI St. Vincent.

Is there something you’d like to learn more about or a specific question you’d like to ask? Submit them at 800-662-2386, or on Twitter with #ARAsk.

Following the live program, AETN will air “The C Word,” a drama based on a the true story of Lisa Lynch that illustrates the struggle against cancer. The film explores the 28-year-old’s unexpected diagnosis with an aggressive, malignant form breast cancer and her release — writing a blog that steadily becomes an inspiration to many.

We also encourage you to tell your own cancer stories by submitted them to, an expansive website created in conjunction with the Ken Burns documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” The site, which is intended for the broad community of patients, survivors, family members, caregivers, clinicians and healthcare providers touched by cancer, is an interactive community featuring social and media components.


Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

“Arkansans Ask: Cancer,” 7 p.m.
“The C Word,” 8 p.m.