Top 10 Tips For Eating and Celebrating During Colorectal Cancer Treatment

by Margaret Martin, RD MS LDN CDE Holidays often come with stress and expectations. Many celebrations revolve around food. Colorectal cancer and treatments can make enjoying holiday dinners a challenge. But don’t worry—there are some easy steps you can take to help make eating and celebrating during cancer treatment possible. Tell people how you feel. Let…  Read More

December 2014 Webinar – Nutrition & Bowel Obstructions

Nutrition is an important part of any cancer treatment plan, especially for those individuals who are undergoing colorectal cancer treatment and have had surgery to remove part of the colon. Another important consideration for patients who have had surgery to remove part of the colon is avoiding a bowel obstruction. Knowing which foods you should and…  Read More

RECAP: RATS training in Kansas City

A few weeks ago we teamed up with cancer researcher Dr. Dan Dixon and his colleagues at KU Cancer Center for an action-packed, two-day training with our research advocates who are part of our Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) program. For two days, our RATS put on the “official” white coats and got their feet wet…  Read More

November Webinar Follow-up: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Dr. Lisa Corbin’s presentation on integrative medicine offered real solutions to patients looking to explore complementary treatments as part of their cancer treatment plans. Dr. Corbin shared which treatments are safe and can offer help with managing side effects and symptoms. She also shared about treatments that are harmful and/or aren’t shown to work. See below…  Read More

November 2014 – Complementary and Alternative Medicine

FAD or FACT? How to determine if complementary & alternative medicine is for you.  Date: November 12, 10:30am ET / 9:30am CT / 8:30am MT / 7:30am PT Many complementary therapies, used along with conventional medicine, can support cancer treatments, reduce some of the adverse effects of cancer treatment, ease tension and pain, and contribute to overall health. This…  Read More

The Basics of Palliative Care

by Stacy Fischer, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado of Medicine Most of us will experience a time living with an advanced serious illness. For persons with cancer, this time can lead to an incredible emotional and financial strain for themselves and their caregivers. Health care has grown increasingly costly, fragmented, and the focus…  Read More