IMPROVING CANCER SURVIVAL: OVERCOMING DISEASE AND TREATMENT-RELATED COMPLICATIONS, Part 2

In our last blog, we explained the importance of taking a proactive approach to preventing or minimizing the potentially life-threatening complications associated with cancer and its treatment. We noted that most patients with cancer don’t actually die from their disease; rather, they die far more often from complications associated with cancer and its treatments. In … Continued

In 2011, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer. I was 40 years old. My initial reaction was profound sadness. My mom died of breast cancer when she was just 36 years old. Not only was I scared, I hated that I was going to put my family through the pain we had … Continued

Reducing Breast Cancer Recurrence and Mortality: A Look at What The Research Suggests About the Role of Our Diets

While existing research doesn’t support the notion that specific foods can increase survival, there is considerable evidence that dietary patterns can make a significant difference for women fighting breast cancer! Let’s take a look at some of these dietary patterns. Dietary fat intake In the Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study (WINS), R.T. Chlebowski and colleagues demonstrated … Continued

Overcoming Cancer Cachexia

According to the National Cancer Institute, it is estimated that nearly one third of cancer deaths can be attributed to a wasting syndrome called “cachexia.” Cachexia can peel away one’s visible muscle (somatic muscle), and one’s invisible muscle, (the visceral proteins in your gut and elsewhere, responsible in great part for your immune functioning). A … Continued

Preventing a Recurrence: What You Need to Know

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the US today. And that number is expected to grow, as the population ages, treatments improve, and tests find the disease earlier. Cancer survivors face a myriad of health challenges, not to mention the daunting fear the cancer will return. However, … Continued

Preventing a Recurrence: What You Need to Know

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the US today. And that number is expected to grow, as the population ages, treatments improve, and tests find the disease earlier. Cancer survivors face a myriad of health challenges, not to mention the daunting fear the cancer will return. However, … Continued

Cancer Prehab: A Critical Step Following a Cancer Diagnosis

Most of us are familiar with this scenario: someone we know has just been given the life-altering news that they’re facing a cancer diagnosis, and before they’ve had time to begin to process what this means for their future – and for their life – they’re being scheduled for their first treatment. Though this rush-to-treatment … Continued

The Paleo Diet: What is it anyway?

Over the last few years, several of our patients have come to us with questions about the Paleo diet, having heard or read about its presumed health benefits. In fact, many of these patients were considering trying this diet or had, in fact, already started it, under the mistaken belief that it’s consistent with the … Continued

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