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Vegetarian diet linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is expected to cause almost 50,000 deaths in the US this year, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in the country. But in a new study, researchers say consuming a vegetarian diet could significantly lower the risk of developing the disease.Study co-author Dr. Michael J. Orlich, of Lorna Linda University, [...]

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Lymphedema Treatment Act & Template letter to send to members of Congress

March 6th is National Lymphedema Awareness Day and we would like to provide you with some information about very important legislation that needs to be passed. Currently, Medicare, and consequently many other policies, do not cover one of the critical components of lymphedema treatment, the medically necessary compression supplies used daily in lymphedema treatment. As a [...]

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Although more research is needed olive oil could possibly be a potent anti-cancer agent

Olive oil may prevent cancer, study findsBy Chris KilhamOlive oil, a staple of the Mediterranean diet and long hailed as a cardiovascular health enhancer, is now showing promise as a cancer preventive. That’s the exciting news from a recently published study in the scientific journal Molecular & Cellular Oncology.The study, “(-)-Oleocanthal rapidly and selectively induces [...]

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Some Food For Thought - Should I Eat Tofu?

Should I Eat Tofu?by Mandy Oaklunder/TIME4/5 experts say yes.It’s chewier than chicken! Better than beef! It’s…a big block of bean curd!And 80% of our experts are wild about tofu.Made from the curd of crushed-up soybeans, tofu is a meatless master of disguise. A serving packs 9 grams of protein and even more iron, gram for [...]

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January Survivor Spotlight - Rhonda Spinks - We are featuring a new Survivor but wanted Rhonda to always have a spot in SurvivorRoom

SurvivorRoom Survivor Spotlight presents Rhonda Spinks Rhonda Spinks was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Trinidad, West Indies. She returned to the United States to attend college in Oklahoma and has remained there. A transformational speaker, coach and author, Rhonda also works for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as [...]

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New Resources added to our Survivorship Resources area

Yesterday I visited Rogers, Springdale and Ft. Smith, Arkansas in an effort to share information about the SurvivorRoom. Two of my stops were amazing non-profits that assistant cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors in the Northwest Arkansas area - Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House and Hope Cancer Resources. We have added links to their websites in [...]

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Medicare Initiative Aims to Improve Cancer Care and Cut Costs

New Oncology Care Model Reforms Payment System, Offers Performance-Based Incentivesby Tony Hagen from OncLive.comContinuing with its focus on paying doctors for delivering higher quality care and lowering cost by discouraging them from providing unnecessary services, the CMS announced the launch of an Oncology Care Model (OCM) that contains goals and incentives for practitioners in cancer [...]

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This is a great article for National Cancer Prevention Month and Eating a Healthier Diet - 4 Steps to Detoxify Your Kitchen by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

Your body is not the only thing that needs a good detox once in a while. When I mention detoxification, you probably think about something your body does to lose weight, support your liver, and generally feel and look better. Strange as it sounds, your kitchen could also use a good detox!Most likely, the [...]

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February 4th is World Cancer Day - 6 Steps to Help Lower Your Cancer Risk

6 Steps to Help Lower Your Cancer RiskCancer is often unpredictable, but there are things everyone can do to help reduce their cancer risk or improve their chances of beating the disease if they do get it. Additionally, some of those same behaviors can also help lower your risk for other serious diseases, and increase [...]

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