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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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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Tips on returning to wellness - good foods
10 Nutrition Tips for Life After Cancer

May 13, 2017 | Dory Benford

Patients undergoing cancer treatment are encouraged to eat enough food to maintain their weight — even if they’re overweight. But once treatment ends, the goal becomes getting as lean as possible without being underweight. We spoke to City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu, who gave us her top 10 recommendations for leading a healthier lifestyle after cancer treatment.

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Breakthroughs - Nutrition for Cancer Patients
Nutrition Tips for Cancer Patients

May 11, 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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Getting through the holidays with gastric cancer

December 20, 2016 | Victoria Soudaros, Special to City of Hope

City of Hope stomach cancer patient Victoria Soudaros compiled a simple checklist helpful for holiday eating. This list of tips, good for anyone concerned about overeating, promises to keep you happily satisfied and able to avoid overeating or causing unnecessary stomach issues.

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Food and cancer
Diet during cancer treatment: Tips on avoiding infections from food

August 3, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti

Cancer is hard enough on the immune system, and chemotherapy takes an additional  toll. This double blow to the immune system means cancer patients are more likely to develop infections than people not fighting cancer.

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Cancer and cuisine: Tips for leading a healthier life

January 31, 2014 | Valerie Zapanta

City of Hope recently hosted two free Ask the Experts events, titled "Cancer and Cuisine," focusing on the benefits of healthy eating, physical activity and weight management, as well as easy-to-make healthy recipes.

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Cancer and cuisine: What you need to know about eating well

January 14, 2014 | Valerie Zapanta

Eat healthy. Be active. When it comes to cancer risk, food matters. Our experts explain the connection. Those are two pieces of advice that  Leslie Bernstein , Ph.D., R.N., professor and director of City of Hope’s Division of Cancer Etiology , will likely share – and emphasize – at a Jan.

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Cancer and cuisine: Kick-start the new year

January 14, 2014 | Valerie Zapanta

Maybe you decided to start the new year on a healthy note, by eating better and exercising regularly. Maybe you need help kick-starting this plan. City of Hope is here to help. Snacks are fine. Just make sure they're healthy, advises City of Hope's medical director Vijay Trisal .

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Resolve to pursue fitness beyond January by following these tips

January 3, 2014 | Nicole White

Don’t panic. Start small. Increase gradually. Have fun. Eat real food. Listen to your body. Love your body. Jeanette DePatie, aka The Fat Chick, a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer, offers tips and advice for making fitness resolutions stick.

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