To be clear: the experts we have spoken with have all made it clear that there is no “cancer diet,” meaning there are no guidelines that are recommended for every person with cancer.
The general recommendations for a healthy lifestyle are the same whether you have cancer or not. But Dr. Ken Miller, the Director of Outpatient Oncology at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, has some guidelines for cancer survivors who are concerned about a recurrence: Read More
1. Exercise at least two hours a week — and walking counts. 2. Eat a low-fat diet. The Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study
, which looked at early stage breast cancer patients, found that a low-fat diet was associated with reduced risk for cancer recurrence, particularly in those with estrogen receptor-negative cancers. Other studies have found that foods with a high glycemic index
that are digested quickly and cause a spike in blood sugar may lead to tumor growth in lung cancer patients. 3. Eat a colorful diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. The American Cancer Society
recommends aiming for two to three cups of vibrant vegetables and fruits each day.
4. Maintain a healthy weight. Studies have shown that being obese can increase your risk for several types of cancer.
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