Every Day or Week Try one new fruit or vegetable each week and/ or try one new fruit or vegetable recipe each week. Prepare and store fruits and vegetables in advance for a convenient healthy snack. Double normal serving sizes for vegetables (a serving is 1/2 cup cooked or raw chopped veggies, 1 cup raw [...]
Many people are familiar with the phrase, “an apple-a-day keeps the doctor away.” Recent studies show that the whole apple, skin included, may be helpful in keeping the oncologist away. Choosemyplate.org recommends that a healthy diet should include half a plate-full of fruits and vegetables for each meal. This recommendation includes whole, cut, or pureed [...]
Like many others, my path into the field of oncology was not a direct one. After making the decision to enter medical school, I chose to pursue a career in surgery followed by a specialization in breast oncology.
I first met Dr. Charles Simone a few years ago in a basement bar. Back then, he was introduced to me as “Chuck.” Actually, my mother gestured toward him and asked emphatically, “Do you know Chuck?” The stress on his name made me feel like I should know him, but I didn’t. He was friendly–friendly [...]
Anniversaries often conjure up happy thoughts- a wedding anniversary, anniversary of quitting smoking, anniversary of starting a new job. But when cancer is involved, an anniversary of a different kind becomes part of your memory. I doubt that most people with diabetes can remember the day they were given this news. But just about every [...]