It's often difficult to maintain a good appetitie and nutritional status when fighting cancer. Here are some tips from cancer experts and dietitians that may help: Fresh ginger (not ginger flavoring), taken about 1/2 hour before eating can lessen or even eliminate nausea, but common in many sodas. Eat more protein and less fat and/or fiber; eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day--maybe 5-6 Drink more between meals than during them
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The American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines say refer at-risk patients to a genetic counselor so they can reduce their risks for breast and ovarian cancer. Researchers studied some 2500 women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. About half of the patients underwent risk-reducing surgery. After a median 3.5 years' follow-up, the following results were noted: None with prophylactic mastectomy, but 7% of those who did not have it later had breast cancer events.
Does diet, physical activity, or weightcontrol have beneficial effects on cancer survival? In the U.S., as of 2006, approximately 11,400,000 adults and childrenhad cancer, and that numberis expected to increase to nearly 17,000,000 by 2020.
Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer have a real risk for cardiovascular disease later in life--more congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, pericardial disease, and valvular abnormalities. If interested in what to do about it, please visit the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative. Launched in the UK in 2008, it formulates and carries out "strategies for providing adequate information for patients, families, and healthcare professionals.
After heart disease, cancer is the second most expensive ailment in the U.S. And, if the emotional burden of a cancer diagnosis weren't enough, there's both an obvious and hidden (or indirect) financial cost, as well. Quote: