Tag Archives: cancer

How New Nutrition Legislation Could Help Cancer Patients and Survivors

When I was completing clinical rotations at a community hospital as a dietetic intern, I remember entering a patient’s room as they had just received a life-altering diagnosis – diabetes, hypertension or cancer. I had 15 minutes to spend with them to talk about nutrition. They were already overwhelmed and in such a short amount… Read More »

Do Lung Cancer Guidelines Undercount Black Americans?

Despite findings that Black Americans are more likely to die of lung cancer than white Americans, current screening guidelines fail to properly count this population, according to new findings published in the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Black people have different patterns of smoking and lung cancer. They… Read More »

My husband died of colon cancer. He and Chadwick Boseman aren’t alone.

Chadwick Boseman attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) Chadwick Boseman’s passing from colorectal cancer (CRC) was shocking to many, but a video he posted in April 2020 promoting an initiative… Read More »

Immunotherapy Safe for Cancer Patients with COVID

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Immunotherapy for cancer patients with COVID-19 appears safe, a preliminary study suggests. The treatments activate a person’s immune system against cancer. Researchers have been wary, because many COVID-19 complications result from an overactive immune response that leads to increased production of proteins called… Read More »