‘Cooling Cap’ Lets Some Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair While Going Through Chemotherapy

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new device may allow some cancer patients to keep their hair during chemotherapy treatment. The device, called a cooling cap, fits over a patient’s head and protects their hair from some of the damage caused by chemo. Cancer patient Amanda Baharie from Laurel has been [...] Click here to view [...]

Online cancer support group

ELLSWORTH — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center has a new online support group entitled “Survivorship: Finding Your Way Forward” with the help of a grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation. Meetings are held Tuesdays from 5:45-7 p.m. every two weeks over the course of 12 weeks, from [...] Click here to view [...]

Malnutrition common among older patients with cancer

Hospitalized older patients with cancer demonstrated higher risk for malnutrition compared with their younger counterparts, according to results of a prospective Brazilian study published in Cancer . Nutritional screening and assessments should be conducted immediately after hospitalization to allow for prompt diagnosis and interventions, researchers noted. “With these findings, [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-10-11T11:17:47-04:00October 11th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

Mental Health

Your state of mind has played, and will continue to play, a critical role in your cancer journey. From staying positive to controlling your diet and exercise routine, your overall mental health is a cornerstone in the ongoing treatment and control of your disease. Just as with your diagnosis, [...] Click here to view [...]

Fight cancer with food and healthy habits

Salmon and other fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help decrease inflammation and may lower your risk of heart disease and certain cancers, including breast and prostate cancer. Broccoli and other dark green vegetables offer carotenoids, folate and vitamin C. Carotenoids may be powerful weapons against [...] Click here to view [...]

Red Meat Study Caused a Stir – Here’s What Wasn’t Discussed

Image via Shutterstock Accurate, consistent dietary advice seems increasingly hard to find. For instance, a widely reported study recently claimed that people don’t need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat for health reasons. The report sharply divided scientific opinion , with some experts praising it as [...] Click here to view [...]

Mark Patinkin: Cancer, chemo, and a fitness trainer on the job through both

Denise Chakoian, who went through chemo after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, teaches fitness classes at her Core studio in Providence. [The Providence Journal / Kris Craig] Hide caption Journal Columnist markpatinkin A friend told me to go to a workout class with Denise Chakoian, but I resisted. [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise Can Help Prevent Breast Cancer. But Does How Much You Run Matter?

According to a new study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , regular moderate-duration and high-duration aerobic activity may help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. Both groups experienced a significant improvement in biomarkers of breast cancer risk. Moderate aerobic activity qualified as 150 minutes (2.5 [...] Click here to view [...]

Ask the Expert: 8 Questions About Fertility and Metastatic Breast Cancer

Share on Pinterest 1. How can MBC affect my fertility? Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) can cause a woman to lose her ability to have children with her own eggs. This diagnosis can also delay the timing of when a woman can become pregnant. One reason is that after starting [...] Click here to view [...]