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Physical activity for cancer patients

Posted by Rebecca Evans on January 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Patients emerging from cancer treatment are accustomed to detailed instructions from doctors regarding medications, radiation, surgery, etc. Yet when they complete treatment the doctor often sends them along with a simple directive to eat right and be physically active. Patients often are frightened by no longer having a protocol to fight their disease and bewildered as to what to do next. For years there were questions about whether cancer survivors should even attempt physical activity. In 2010, the American College of Sports Medicine, convened an expert panel to review the scientific evidence. The group reached the consensus that, “although there are specific risks associated with cancer treatments that need to be considered when survivors exercise, there seems to be consistent evidence that exercise is safe during and after cancer treatment.” The National Comprehensive Cancer Network doesn’t advise running marathons or climbing mountains, but the organization says “it’s wise to add some form of regular exercise to your daily life – even during cancer therapy. “ The group advocates “moderate aerobic exercise, such as riding a stationary bicycle or taking a daily walk, coupled with the use of light weights for strength training” to enhance well-being and spur recovery. So what should cancer patients ...

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Healthy recipe: Veggistrone

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 30th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Yield: 10 servings, 2 cups each Servings: 10 Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 3/4 hours To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months; finish Step 3 just before serving. Recipe Description: This vegetable-packed minestrone soup recipe is inspired by a popular Weight Watchers vegetable soup recipe. It makes a big pot of soup, so keep some in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and freeze ...

Healthy recipe: Shrimp fried rice

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
Shrimp Fried Rice

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 2 cups each Servings: 4 Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: This healthy shrimp fried rice recipe is packed with vegetables and makes 4 generous servings, so you’ll need to use a large skillet that is at least 12 inches wide. A large wok also works well. If you have cooked rice on hand, omit Step 1 and add 2 1/2 cups cooked rice to the pan in Step 5. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 1/2 ...

Make a difference in your community – attend the 2014 Dialogue!

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - We are just two months away from the 16th annual Dialogue for Action conference on cancer screening. The conference offers the opportunity to network with a diverse audience of professionals making great strides in the field of cancer prevention and early detection across the country. Last year’s participants offer compelling reasons why you should register now for the 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening! Over 90% of participants shared information from the last year’s Dialogue ...