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Patient Tips: Eat, Drink & Be Merry This Holiday Season

Posted on December 12, 2013

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‘Tis the season for eating. From office parties to family dinners to get-togethers with friends, the holidays are a festive time of year celebrated with food and drink. But while everyone else is feeling merry and bright, you may be feeling both emotionally and physically drained from your cancer treatment, especially if you’re suffering from side effects interfering with your appetite and ability to eat.

Don’t be discouraged. Caryn Huneke from Meals to Heal has some great tips to help you cope with your side effects and manage all of the wining and dining you deserve this holiday season. Read more

Healthy Holiday Eating: Color Your Plate

Posted on December 6, 2013

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The holidays are bursting with color from ornaments to wrapped presents, but today we’re talking about the colors on your plate.

We hear a lot about how what we eat can influence our risk of developing certain cancers, but the foods we eat are also important post-diagnosis for improving patient outcomes. In fact, good nutrition should be a priority before, during  and after cancer treatment so the body has the energy and nutrients it needs to help repair, recover and heal from treatment. Caryn Huneke from Meals to Heal weighs in on what you should be putting on your plate this holiday season. Read more

NYC: Get Your Good Health Here!

Posted on December 5, 2013

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As part of our expanded community outreach initiative, earlier this year we participated in Good Health Day in partnership with the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation, a health fair in NYC’s bustling Chinatown, and Harlem Colon Cancer Awareness Day. Martha Raymond, our Patient Support and Outreach Director, hit the streets with thousands of folks who were receiving free screenings, education and fun. Check out these great pics, featuring the infamous giant inflatable colon. What exciting awareness events!

 

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Remember to Shave This Too!

Posted on November 30, 2013

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Have you noticed things getting a little hairy this November?

We’ve loved seeing colon cancer join Movember, the movement each November where men grow various forms of facial hair to bring attention to men’s health issues. This year several rock star fundraisers, including radio DJ Wes Styles, grew out their facial fuzz in support of colon health and the Colon Cancer Alliance — thank you, guys! Read more

13 Holiday Tips for Patients

Posted on November 26, 2013

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The holidays can be a tough time of the year when you’re dealing with cancer. Check out this list of personal tips from our Patient Support Team and Helpline staff.

13 Holiday Tips for Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

  1. Acknowledge and be honest about your feelings – don’t force it when you don’t feel it. The holidays can be stressful enough without the added pressure of trying to “fake it.” It is normal to experience feelings of loss or sadness over how cancer has changed a special occasion. Share the low times AND the high times. Tears can be a big relief and very healing; laughter can be very relaxing.  Read more

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