Inflammation and Cancer: Is There a Connection?

There are two different kinds of inflammation: acute and chronic. Most of us are familiar with acute inflammation: we stub our toe on the corner of the cabinet and almost immediately see it swell up. This is the body’s healthy response to injury, one that kickstarts the healing process. But chronic inflammation is a different … Continued

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

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