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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Layered Nachos Grandes

January 1, 2018 | City of Hope

These nachos are a high calorie, vegetarian-friendly recipe, making it a good choice for people undergoing cancer treatment who may have a difficulty getting adequate calories.

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Stuffed Mushrooms
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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Nutrition for Cancer Patients
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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10 Healthy Food Tips for Life After Cancer

December 11, 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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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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herb crusted salmon
Citrus Salmon in Parchment

December 8, 2017 | City of Hope

This recipe is a good source of health omega 3 fats. It is also low in sodium and carbohydrates, making this a healthy recipe for people with diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

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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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Thanksgiving table
Slimmed down apple cranberry stuffing

December 1, 2017 | Sara Lewis

That “stuffed” feeling you get after a heavy holiday meal? It’s usually a sign that unhealthy overeating has occurred. To help reduce your calorie intake this holiday, here, City of Hope dietitians offer a healthier version of a classic side dish.

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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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