Lavon Amos is no stranger to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. He’s been treated twice for cancer here, first for prostate cancer in 1999 and later for multiple myeloma, and has been cancer-free since 2015. But when notified that he was eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, he hesitated.
Pay careful attention to proper handling and preparation of food that will be eaten by a cancer patient. For people with weakened immune systems, foodborne illnesses may cause even more serious illnesses or require hospitalization.
“Since myeloma currently is a chronic disease considered incurable, we work on both finding a cure but also adding new treatments to the cancer journey of patients to prolong their lives while preserving and ideally even improving their quality of life.”
While some risk factors, including a genetic predisposition for disease, cannot be controlled, research has shown certain lifestyle factors, like a healthy diet, exercise and maintaining a healthy body weight, could prevent nearly half of the cases of colorectal cancers diagnosed in the United States every year.