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 »

Bridge Tournament Fundraiser in Memory of Gail Lenvin

The Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology depends on the donations of generous individuals to sustain our organizational operations which allow us to provide the important services and resources at no fee to our patients. Through individually tailored supportive care, support groups, spiritual care, psychological support, patients and families receive the needed supports to grapple Learn more »

Simms/Mann UCLA Center December Fundraisers

Join us this holiday season as we partner up with the following eatery locations to help raise money for the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology. The Center provides important services and resources at no fee to patients including individually tailored supportive care, support groups, spiritual care, and psychological support. Every dollar that is contributed Learn more »

Healthy Habits for Men

This month we celebrate Movember, an annual event involving the growing of moustaches throughout November to raise awareness for men’s health issues and to promote a healthy lifestyle. The Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology also encourages men to adopt healthy habits to help lower their risk of getting cancer. Some tips to living healthier Learn more »

Lung Cancer Risks for Non-smokers

Although people know that staying away from tobacco is the most important thing to do to avoid getting lung cancer, it isn’t a guarantee. Even if you’ve never smoked there’s a risk of getting lung cancer. Every year, about 16,000 to 24,000 Americans pass away from lung cancer even though they do not smoke. The Learn more »