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What to Eat During Cancer Treatment: Tuna Melt Quesadilla

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 28, 2016 in Nutrition, Treatment

Cancer treatments are designed to kill cancer cells. But these treatments can also damage healthy cells. Damage to healthy cells can cause side effects, and some of these side effects can lead to eating problems such as appetite loss, changes in taste or smell, nausea and weight loss.

Because of these side effects, many patients undergoing cancer treatment adjust their diets and cooking habits. The American Cancer Society, as well as numerous cancer institutes, chefs and culinary resources, have adapted favorite recipes to meet the needs of cancer patients undergoing treatment.

Woman’s Presents Baby Grand This Saturday

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start?

This Saturday, April 30, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event to bring pregnancy and infant-care information at your fingertips.

Cancer Q&A: Kidney Cancer

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 25, 2016 in Diagnosis

The following information is provided by the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and was published by The Advocate.

QUESTION: What can you tell me about kidney cancer?

Enjoy Your Weekend!

Posted by: admin on Apr 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

JAZZ FEST 2016 Set for April 22 through May 1 http://www.nojazzfest.com/home/

FRIDAY • LIVE AFTER FIVE Samantha Fish is an American blues singer, songwriter and musician who grew up in Kansas City, Mo. She started out playing drums, but when she was 15 she switched to the guitar. Fish frequently went to the Knuckleheads Saloon to hear touring Blues artists. After turning 18, she often joined in with the singers and bands who were performing there. Early influences were Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Helping Yourself Through Cancer Treatment

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 21, 2016 in Support, Treatment

The following post is written by Robin Maggio, oncology social worker with Woman’s Hospital.

Reminding yourself that you control the cancer and the cancer does not control you is a big step in the road toward cancer recovery. And developing a plan for how to prepare for your cancer treatment is a great way to help yourself.

The first thing to be sure of before you start your cancer treatment is that you are physically ready for chemotherapy or radiation. You need to give your body enough time to itself after surgery so that the treatment will not have too many damaging side effects.

Some Questions, Some Answers: Birth Control Pills, Fertility Drugs and Breast Cancer Risk

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 20, 2016 in Diagnosis, Prevention

The following post was written by Susan G. Komen.

It’s well established that hormones play a key role in breast cancer risk.So, it’s not surprising that factors related to fertility and pregnancy have been actively studied to better understand their relationship with breast cancer. These include, age at menopause, age at first period, childbearing (number of children and age at first childbirth) and use of menopausal hormone therapy (postmenopausal hormones).

The potential link between birth control pills and breast cancer has also been well studied. And, studies have looked at a possible link between the use of fertility drugs and breast cancer. At this time, results from these studies point to some solid conclusions, with some results still up in the air. These findings and other issues related to birth control pills and fertility drug are discussed below.

Cancer Q&A: Esophageal Cancer

Posted by: admin on Apr 18, 2016 in Diagnosis, Prevention

The following information is provided by the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and was published by The Advocate.

QUESTION: What can you tell me about esophageal cancer?

Win a Home and Help Support Woman’s for $100

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

homeOne hundred dollars could buy a nice dinner, a new pair of shoes, or even a night on the town, but for one lucky winner, it will buy a brand-new house. Only 15,000 tickets will be sold.

The $100 Home for Good is a 2,483 square foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom home valued at more than $400,000. It is located at 2854 Grand Way Avenue in Lexington Estates subdivision, which is off Nicholson Drive near S. Bluebonnet Boulevard.

Cancer Q&A: What Is Cancer Of An Unknown Primary?

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 13, 2016 in Treatment

The following information is provided by the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and was published by The Advocate.

QUESTION: I know someone who says they have a cancer of unknown primary. What does that mean?

What to Eat During Cancer Treatment: Bulgur Salad and Dried Fruit

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 11, 2016 in Nutrition, Treatment

Cancer treatments are designed to kill cancer cells. But these treatments can also damage healthy cells. Damage to healthy cells can cause side effects, and some of these side effects can lead to eating problems such as appetite loss, changes in taste or smell, nausea and weight loss.

Because of these side effects, many patients undergoing cancer treatment adjust their diets and cooking habits. The American Cancer Society, as well as numerous cancer institutes, chefs and culinary resources, have adapted favorite recipes to meet the needs of cancer patients undergoing treatment.

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