- October 1st, 2009
Luckily, there are several ways to relieve the painful arm and leg swelling caused by secondary, or acquired, lymphedema. This condition, which affects an estimated 3 million cancer survivors, occurs when lymph nodes are damaged or removed during surgery or radiation treatment causing lymph fluid to accumulate in the tissues.
Q. I’ve been suffering from lymphedema ever since my lumpectomy. What can I do to relieve the pain and swelling
- September 1st, 2009
Nutritionists have known for a while now that watching your fat intake could prevent breast cancer; a new study now suggests such scrutiny may also prevent ovarian cancer. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported that postmenopausal women who trimmed their daily fat intake to 20 percent (instead of the average of 35 percent) reduced their risk by 40 percent in just four years.By Celia Shatzman
- April 1st, 2009
Want to boost brain health or eat to beat cancer? Make yourself a salad. Beth Reardon, RD, LDN, at Duke Integrative Medicine, helps you customize your greens.
By Nicole Duncan
- February 1st, 2009
The next time you toss a handful of berries into your morning smoothie, reach for freeze-dried instead of fresh or frozen. Science now indicates that freeze-dried berries, specifically black raspberries, inhibit cancer development by restoring hundreds of cancer-altered genes to their normal state.
By Lindsay Wilson
- October 1st, 2008
Cancer: Research suggests that getting enough vitamin D may help regulate cellular growth, potentially preventing cells from becoming cancerous.
Chronic pain: Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly recognized as a cause of muscle pain and weakness.
By Meghan Rabbitt
- October 1st, 2008
The first question most of us ask when someone gets lung cancer is: How much did she smoke? Unfortunately anyone can get the disease without ever lighting up. In fact, about 13 percent of those diagnosed with lung cancer are nonsmokers, according to the American Cancer Society.By Kristin Bjornsen
- September 1st, 2008
Need more inspiration than your growing love handles to get you off that couch? New research published in the British Journal of Cancer found that men who work out at least 30 minutes a day have a 34 percent lower risk of dying from cancer than men who exercise less frequently or not at all.
- August 1st, 2008
A natural sleep remedy, a tea extract, and a good ol’ multivitamin can help alleviate fatigue and pain among cancer patients, new research suggests. The study by researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America looked at 50 pancreatic cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. All were taking pain medication, but 36 also took green tea extract, melatonin, and multivitamins.By Lisa Marshall
- June 1st, 2008
At last, some good news about the sun. Basking in its rays for 10 to 15 minutes each day increases levels of vitamin D in the blood enough to reduce your risk of breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancers, according to a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.By Gina Roberts-Grey
- April 1st, 2008
Of the more than 1 million Americans diagnosed with cancer each year, roughly 700,000 can blame their condition at least in part on their high-fat, low-fiber diets. But a growing body of research suggests it’s never too late to change that.What to eat to feel better, stay stronger, and get healthier, for good.By Meghan Rabbitt / Recipes by Jeanette Hurt