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 »

Caring for Cancer Caregivers

Caregivers for individuals with cancer are an extremely important part of cancer care and patients’ well-being.  Although a lot of attention is placed on the needs of the patients who are undergoing treatment, sometimes the needs of the caregiver are forgotten or not acknowledged.  Caregivers face many of their own hardships and need a range Learn more »

Herbs and Supplements for Cancer Patients

It is common for cancer patients to seek out herbs and other dietary supplements to make an effort in improving their health or to cope with their symptoms. But many oncologists do not feel comfortable having discussions about these products. Fewer than half of cancer doctors bring up the subject with their patients. Many physicians Learn more »

Gratitude and Health

As John F. Kennedy once said, “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”   As it turns out, gratitude has many benefits, for the person who gives and for those who receive. Recent research has documented that the regular practice of expressing gratitude has been shown Learn more »

Cancer During the Holidays

The holiday season is typically viewed as a time to celebrate with friends and family by giving and receiving gifts, taking part in religious traditions, or just coming together to enjoy a meal prepared by generous hands. But having cancer can make even the best of traditions become not as enjoyable when you are worrying Learn more »

Young Adults with Cancer

If you’re in your 20s and 30s, do you think about getting cancer? Most young people do not imagine receiving a cancer diagnosis and yet it happens.  Although cancer is less common in the 18-45 year old range versus those older, it happens more often than most people know. While 18 and 45 are worlds Learn more »