Summertime Healthy Recipes

Summer is finally here! Try out these fantastic summertime recipes from Simms/Mann Center’s Integrative Oncology Specialist Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS that are both nutritious and delicious. For more healthy tips and recipes to incorporate nutritional powerhouses into your diet to help combat cancer one recipe at a time, purchase “The Everything Cancer-Fighting Cookbook” at: Learn more »

Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

When going through chemotherapy, patients may experience hair loss from drugs damaging hair follicles and preventing cells in the roots to help hair grow. It is a side effect that is feared by both men and women. Depending on the type and dose of medication you receive, patients will either lose little, none, or a Learn more »

Exploring Qi Gong with Xiaojun

Qi Gong is a form of moving meditation that has been shown to have a positive impact on the quality of life for people living with cancer. Unlike other forms of exercise, Qi Gong doesn’t require much physical exertion yet it still helps to improve your health and maintain wellness while also increasing your physical Learn more »

Making a Difference One Cup at a Time

With generous efforts from many, the Simms/Mann UCLA Center is gratefully able to accept donations from cancer patients, family and friends to help support our services. With this money we are able to help patients and families touched by cancer because we understand that medicine is not enough… psychological, nutritional and spiritual needs must be Learn more »

Sleep Problems for Cancer Patients

Insomnia and abnormal sleep-wake cycles are a common complaint in patients with cancer and cancer survivors. Studies show that 15% of the general population is faced with insomnia, where as 30% to 50% of those with cancer report having trouble sleeping. Despite its frequency, another study has found that only 16% of patients with insomnia Learn more »

Life After Cancer

After cancer treatment has ended, it is hard to not worry about cancer coming back. There’ll be reminders of your cancer experience when you have to see your doctor for follow ups. You may also have side effects from the treatments that bring back memories of what you went through. Some may find that it Learn more »

Weekend Brunch Recipes

Easter is a great occasion for brunch with family and friends. Include healthy and delicious foods for your festivities in the upcoming weeks as spring approaches. Read on for some suggested recipes featured in “The Cancer Nutrition Center Handbook”. This book was written by Simms/Mann UCLA Center’s Integrative Oncology Specialist Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT. Learn more »

Telling Your Family and Friends

When a cancer diagnosis is received, the question arises about who to tell and when to tell. There is no absolute rule; instead it is a personal decision that involves many factors. We do know that people who share the news tend to get support from those with whom they share the information, and these Learn more »

Breast Cancer and Body Image

Breast cancer and its treatments can affect your body image. Surgery that removes part or all of your breast can impact how you feel about your body while many treatments cause complete or partial hair loss. This is often a very difficult time emotionally, and many patients are not prepared for the impact of these Learn more »

Stress and Cancer

Cancer can cause psychological stress which may impact a person’s overall wellbeing and potentially their ability to cope with their diagnosis and treatment. Coping strategies help to reduce stress and help patients and families to feel less overwhelmed and cancer patients have a better quality of life while they are being treated when they use Learn more »