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Self-Care for Caregivers

For many, becoming a caregiver to a sick loved one is unexpected. The new role can be stressful, emotional, and come with many new and unfamiliar duties. Oncology Social Worker Lauren DeWitt shares some tips on caring for yourself as a caregiver.

Fasting Mimicking Diet- Possible Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients

Fasting diets have become trendy because of the wide variety of health benefits they tout. New research has emerged that a specific type of fasting-style diet, the Fasting-Mimicking Diet, could prove very beneficial to breast cancer patients on chemotherapy. Karen explains a little more about the diet and lays out the risks and benefits. She also includes a very yummy quinoa soup recipe that would follow the diet recommendations.

Have You Talked About Herbs and Supplements With Your Oncologist?

Herbs and supplements can significantly enhance or derail your cancer treatment. An in-depth conversation with a well-versed physician about the supplements you're taking can make a big difference in how you feel and your overall outcome. Our guest blogger, Dr. Todd Robinson is a friend of Ackerman Cancer Center and a trusted resource for our patients. He lays out the importance of herbs and supplements during cancer treatment.