Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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Healing your body, mind and soul

January 17, 2018 | City of Hope

Breast cancer is more than a physical disease. It permeates a woman’s emotional, social and spiritual well-being. Here are Wellness Wednesday tips to help women regain a feeling of control.

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Wellness Tip: Eat Superfoods to Fight Cancer

December 27, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

City of Hope's Wellness Wednesday is your source for healthy living tips designed to steer you toward a longer, healthier, more whole life. This week's tip includes a recipe with mushrooms, an ingredient that may also fight cancer.

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Healthy Eating Tips for Cancer Patients

December 19, 2017 | Dory Benford

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation do a great job of killing cancer cells, but what happens when they also kill your appetite? Here are City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu’s nutrition tips for the most common treatment side effects that patients experience.

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Does alcohol really cause cancer?

December 14, 2017 | City of Hope

City of Hope comments on a study that has found “strong evidence” that alcohol causes seven types of cancer - oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and breast cancer - and “probably others” such as pancreas, prostate and skin cancer.

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Recipe substitutions: Lighten up your holiday favorites

December 10, 2017 | Sara Lewis

To make your holiday recipes healthier, without anyone noticing, try these recipe substitutions. Also included is a healthy Egg Nog recipe from City of Hope dieticians.

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Losing Weight May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

December 8, 2017 | City of Hope

Postmenopausal women who lose weight may have a significantly reduced chance of developing breast cancer, according to data presented by City of Hope’s Rowan Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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Cancer Urban Legend: Extreme Diets Can Lower My Cancer Risk

December 6, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

People have a lot of ideas these days about what might help prevent cancer: alkaline water, going vegan, a ketogenic diet – even fasting. But none of these dieting trends are likely to have much of an effect on cancer risk, according to City of Hope dieticians.

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Obesity & Cancer Risk: What’s the Connection?

December 5, 2017 | City of Hope

Some risk factors for cancer are out of your control. You can’t change your genetic history, for example. But many factors that increase the risk of developing cancer are within your control.

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Trim down your Thanksgiving trimmings

November 10, 2017 | City of Hope

While bounty is certainly a reason for gratitude this Thanksgiving, so is good health – and maintaining a healthy weight and exercising have been linked to a lower risk of cancer and diabetes. Consider a healthier alternative but delicious starter from Nathan Lyon, celebrity chef and author of “Great Food Starts Fresh.”

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Life After Breast Cancer

October 19, 2017 | Robert Young

For breast cancer patients, the goal of returning to “normal life” can be a powerful motivating force. But getting back to a regular routine can pose challenges that many women don’t anticipate.

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