Many people believe the fight against cancer begins at diagnosis. Actually, it starts well before that with exercise, healthy lifestyle choices and diet. Proper nutrition is a preventative anti-cancer foundation.
Last May, after severe leg pain drove 23-year-old Kevan Busa to the emergency room in Syracuse, N.Y., he learned that he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Without treatment, doctors said, he wouldn’t live two weeks.
Squamous cell carcinoma hit the local spotlight last month when former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly announced his diagnosis, isolated in his upper jaw. About 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with this disease in 2013.
Cancer is a life-altering experience. The body, mind and spirit undergo a great deal of stress that can raise questions about the future and human existence — What is the meaning of life? Why are we here?
Every day, Kristen Fix and Brandee Aquilino, members of the AYA and Pediatric Psychosocial Team at RPCI, offer guidance and support to adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer as they navigate the road to recovery
Eat your veggies! Eat a “rainbow” of foods on your plate. Eat your spinach to stay strong! Whatever advice you heard growing up about eating your fruits and vegetables, there is significant merit in the recommendations when it comes to preventing cancer.