Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say
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Cancer Compass Weekly Podcast: Week 6
In this week's podcast:A new study on gastric cancerA look into Cancer Fighters Thrive Magazine-How to "Get Your Health in Motion"-Recipe from Holly Klegg for Spinach SaladIs there a link between coffee, soda and colon cancer?Photo contest
Cancer Compass Weekly Podcast: Week 5
In this week's podcast:May is Skin Cancer Awareness MonthNew prostate drugNew breast cancer studyAmerican Cancer Society's common questions on food/diet and cancerHealthy living tipsThings to do to celebrate mom on Mother's Day
Cancer Compass Weekly Podcast: Week 4
In this week's podcast:A new colon cancer testA recipe for curry whole wheat couscous30 simply ways to enjoy lifeSurvivor of the WeekPoem of the week
Cancer Compass Weekly Podcast: Week 3
In this week's podcast: Lung cancer screenings: should you get them? Men supporting women with breast cancer Artificial light and sleep and how it disrupts cell division Recipes of the week: High-Fiber Pumpkin muffins and blueberry granola bars Survivor of the Week: Joyce McLerran Poem of the Week: After A Noisy Night by Laura-Anne Bosselara
Cancer Compass Weekly Podcast: Week 2
In this week's podcast: April calendar and events Q&A with Dr. Williams on Ovarian cancer Care for Caregivers Fun website for patients called "The Pampered Patient" Recipe for Salmon with pressed beet vinaigrette The healing power of the arts Spring poetry Survivor of the week: Ellen Gambrell A song by Sam Adams called "The Golden Fall"
How Integrative Medicine Can Play a Role in Cancer TreatmentLearn about the benefits of integrative medicine for cancer treatment and overall wellness. Dr. Timothy Birdsall, Vice President of Naturopathic Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), discusses how non-conventional treatments can improve a cancer patient’s response to conventional therapy, such as radiation and chemotherapy, as well as minimize side effects and improve quality of life. Dr. Birdsall offers advice for talking with your oncologist about alternative therapies and how to find qualified complementary medicine practitioners, emphasizing that communication between conventional and alternative practitioners is essential.
Caregiver Support. Advice for family and loved ones of cancer patientsFrom the moment a person discovers that a loved one has cancer, life changes dramatically. They may not know how to react or how to face the challenges ahead. Dr. Katherine Puckett is the National Director of Mind-Body Medicine for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). In this segment, she discusses a variety of topics including: self-education, how to lend emotional support, and where caregivers can turn when they feel overwhelmed. Dr. Puckett also offers tips on how to manage difficult conversations, including those that arise when children ask about cancer."
Nutrition and Cancer Listen as registered and licensed dietitian Kalli Castille answers pertinent questions about nutrition and cancer. Castille covers various topics, including why nutrition is important during cancer treatment; tips for dealing with nausea and fatigue; raw versus cooked foods; sugar in the diet; foods to limit or avoid; nutritional supplements; and foods to help prevent cancer. Castille is the Director of Nutrition & Metabolic Support and Food Services at CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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