Friday, November 6, 2015

Nutrition / Exercise November 11th Chat

On Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 9pmET / 8pmCT / 6pmPT the gyn cancer community will be chatting about Nutrition and Exercise. Research has shown the value of healthy eating and movement (exercise) in the survivorship and quality of life of cancer patients.

We are pleased that Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (@DanaFarber) and LIVESTRONG (@livestrong) will be joining us.

Dana-Farber recently shared a slide show on the Myths About Food and Cancer. We invite you to take a moment and view these slides.
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Since 2007 LIVESTRONG and the YMCA have partnered to provide a program for cancer survivors to promote physical activity after a cancer diagnosis. The 12 week program helps to improve the strength and quality of life of survivors. Learn more about their program here.

Our conversation will be guided by these topic questions: 

T1: What role does exercise play during treatment? How does it affect quality of life / outcomes? Did you exercise during treatment?

T2: Many gyn cancer patients undergo abdominal surgery. What exercises are recommended in recovery? long term?

T3: What are some resources for patients and survivors about exercise? What programs/exercises have helped you most?

T4: We periodically hear news about sugar and cancer...  Does sugar feed cancer? Should we avoid all sugar? Why do we need sugar?

T5: Are there specific foods GYN cancer patients should avoid? What's being discovered re: nutrition and gyn cancers?

T6: For cancer survivors, is nutrition more about finding balance or it is more about cutting certain things altogether? Tips?

We hope you can join us. See you on the 11th!

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