Cancer Prevention

Nutritional Needs during Cancer Treatment

Expert insight into eating well during cancer treatment By Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, CDN Although a given diet can­not prevent or cure can­cer, good nutrition can reduce disease risk as well as improve quality of life, immune function, healing, and even survival. That’s good news. Practically speaking, this begs the questions: What is good nutrition? […]

Guess What? Vegetables Really Are That Good for You

More than one hundred years of evidence suggests specific ways in which a diet rich in vegetables may help protect against cancer.By Courtney C. McKenna Turns out we’ve known for a good long time that veggies really do a body good. In 1894 the USDA’s first director of research activities published a pamphlet analyzing the […]

Folate and Cancer

Found in many fruits and vegetables and in supplemental form, folate can play an important role in a well-balanced diet. By Dena McDowell, MS, RDEating a well-balanced, plant-based diet may reduce your risk of developing certain forms of cancer. Research has shown that eating fruits and vegetables rich in folate is associated with a reduced […]

Ask the Expert: Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise

CancerConnect recently partnered with Dana-Farber to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer expert, Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber. On May 7 and 8, 2014, Dr. Ligibel guest-moderated on CancerConnect for a question-and-answer session on “Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise.” CancerConnect […]

Coffee Cuts Risk of Liver Cancer

New research has found that regular coffee consumption can reduce the risk of liver cancer by 40 percent.

Swallowing Exercises and Oral Nutrition Are Critical During Treatment for Oral Cancer

Oral nutrition and swallowing practice during radiation treatment for oral cancer help ensure better long-term diet.

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Can Reduce Cancer Risk

Following a heart-healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk for heart disease can also help prevent cancer.

Eat Well…Even When You Don’t Feel Well

By Diana Price Eating well to ensure good nutrition is critical for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Maintaining wellness and boosting immunity through nutritional support can help ensure that patients complete scheduled treatments and maintain a good quality of life. But for patients who aren’t feeling well, it’s not always easy to eat.  Various types of […]

Don’t Let Cancer Derail Dinner

Find the time—or ask a friend—to prepare healthy meals in spite of cancer. By Laurie Wertich With or without cancer, managing family life today is often a juggling act. Between soccer practice, piano lessons, carpools, homework, laundry, grocery shopping, and cleaning, it can be difficult to find time to prepare healthy dinners. Throw cancer treatment […]

Tools for Tolerating Cancer Treatment

Tools for Tolerating Cancer TreatmentLook Good…Feel Better®Caring for Sensitive Skin During Cancer TreatmentBy Sandra Graham Developing sensitive skin during cancer treatment is quite common because the treatments disrupt your skin’s normal process of rejuvenation. You may be literally uncomfortable in your own skin during this time, as you experience dryness, increased sensitivity, and perhaps changes […]