Women with breast cancer who take antioxidant supplements during their chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment have been found to have higher rates of mortality and cancer recurrence.At least when it comes to reducing the risk of cancer, diets high in fruits and vegetables (which are also high in antioxidants) can be protective. The question of if high-dose antioxidant … [Read more...] about Why antioxidant supplements are best avoided during cancer treatment
Eating well is an important part of reducing a person’s risk of cancer. When it comes to dietary choices for people who have survived cancer, key themes surface showing that a healthy diet is just as important.Thanks though to earlier detection and improved treatments, more and more people are surviving a cancer diagnosis and going on to live long lives. Well-supported diet … [Read more...] about Diet clues to surviving cancer
Evidence continues to grow that physical activity after a cancer diagnosis is linked to a better cancer survival outlook.Being physically active is now recognised as a potent ‘cancer-preventing’ habit. Some estimates link regular physical activity to as much as a 20 to 40% lower risk of colon and post-menopausal breast cancer and a potential benefit in lowering prostate … [Read more...] about Being active improves cancer survival odds
A published review of 13 ‘anti cancer’ diets has arrived at the unsurprising conclusion that there is a lack of solid evidence to support a benefit for any of them, and a real risk of harm from malnutrition from several of them.When a person is told they have cancer, a common reaction can be to turn away from conventional medical treatments and to seek an unproven remedy … [Read more...] about Does a ‘cancer cure diet’ really exist?
There is much we know about how diet and lifestyle can influence the risk of a person developing cancer. Now, for the first time, the effectiveness of cancer prevention guidelines have been applied to cancer survivors with promising results that should make any cancer survivor sit up and take note.In the most important report ever published on dietary and lifestyle factors … [Read more...] about Cancer survivors do best when following prevention guidelines