Occupational Therapists Help with Cancer Care
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by Cara Rosenbloom, RD
1M ago
Key Takeaways: Occupational therapists (OTs) are part of the cancer care team, along with oncologists, nurses and dietitians. OTs play an important role in supporting individuals as they adapt to post-treatment quality of life and can provide emotional support and coping strategies. After treatment, you may need to slightly adjust the things that you do... Read more » The post Occupational Therapists Help with Cancer Care appeared first on American Institute for Cancer Research ..read more
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Too tired for physical activity? Here are the top 12 ways to get more energy
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by Karen Collins
2M ago
Key Takeaways If you feel too tired to get enough physical activity, there are some lifestyle changes that can help restore your energy levels. Proper nutrition plays a role in providing the energy for exercise, plus it supports overall health and lowers cancer risk. Your mindset often poses an even greater barrier to exercise than... Read more » The post Too tired for physical activity? Here are the top 12 ways to get more energy appeared first on American Institute for Cancer Research ..read more
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The Winter 2024 issue of the AICR Newsletter
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by AICR
3M ago
The Winter 2024 issue of the AICR Newsletter (issue 162) is now ready for download HERE. In this issue you will read about: Tips on overcoming the fear of cancer recurrence after the completion of your cancer treatment. How a research study is looking at fitness trackers and their role in encouraging physical activity among... Read more » The post The Winter 2024 issue of the AICR Newsletter appeared first on American Institute for Cancer Research ..read more
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What if My Cancer Comes Back?
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by Barbara Dean, MPAS, PA-C
3M ago
Key Takeaways: The fear of cancer recurrence can occur after the completion of cancer treatment and may have symptoms such as anxiety about their cancer returning, depression and trouble sleeping. You can deal with the fear of cancer recurrence by developing a survivorship care plan in conjunction with your health care team. You care plan... Read more » The post What if My Cancer Comes Back? appeared first on American Institute for Cancer Research ..read more
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Can Diet Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence?
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by Karen Collins
4M ago
Key Takeaways: Headlines about a new study indicated that diet did not help reduce breast cancer recurrence, but reading beyond the headlines tells a different story! The whole study shows that breast cancer survivors who most improved their diets were less likely to experience recurrence compared to those who made little or no change in... Read more » The post Can Diet Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence? appeared first on American Institute for Cancer Research ..read more
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How Fitness Trackers Benefit Cancer Survivors
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by Anne Danahy, MS, RDN
4M ago
Key Takeaways: Despite the recommendation for cancer survivors to exercise, about 84 percent aren’t active enough. Wearing a fitness tracker may help! It can motivate you to exercise more. AICR is funding research too see if fitness trackers can promote exercise in cancer survivors. Your doctor likely recommended exercise to help you stay healthy after... Read more » The post How Fitness Trackers Benefit Cancer Survivors appeared first on American Institute for Cancer Research ..read more
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How Nutrition Can Help Fight Cancer Fatigue
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by Anne Danahy, MS, RDN
5M ago
Key takeaways: Cancer fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatment. A new study shows that a diet high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains and oily fish can help reduce cancer fatigue. The synergistic effect of these foods provides the greatest benefit more than any individual food. A varied diet pattern is important for... Read more » The post How Nutrition Can Help Fight Cancer Fatigue appeared first on American Institute for Cancer Research ..read more
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What is Habit Stacking and Why is It Important?
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by Cara Rosenbloom, RD
5M ago
Key Takeaways: Habit stacking is a way to build beneficial lifestyle habits onto your existing daily habits. You can use habit stacking techniques to follow AICR’s 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations and can stack more exercise or nutritious eating habits into your daily routine. Habit stacking includes four stages that help walk you through the process.... Read more » The post What is Habit Stacking and Why is It Important? appeared first on American Institute for Cancer Research ..read more
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The Fall 2023 issue of the AICR Newsletter
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by AICR
5M ago
The Fall 2023 issue of the AICR Newsletter (issue 161) is now ready for download Here. In this issue you will find… An overview of research on how diet plays a role in fighting cancer-related fatigue for people with lymphoma. Learn about the new research on page 3. A top 10 list of ways to... Read more » The post The Fall 2023 issue of the AICR Newsletter appeared first on American Institute for Cancer Research ..read more
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How to Get Enough Protein on a Plant-Based Diet
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by Karen Collins
6M ago
Key Takeaways: Protein is essential for the body since it helps make hormones, cells and muscle tissue. You can get enough protein in your diet whether it’s entirely plant-based or if you include moderate portions of poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products. People recovering from cancer treatment may require a bit of extra protein. Work... Read more » The post How to Get Enough Protein on a Plant-Based Diet appeared first on American Institute for Cancer Research ..read more
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