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Cancer Wellness

Fall 2019 Issue 04

Cancer Wellness delivers cutting-edge LIFESTYLE content and resources aimed at a sophisticated cadre of readers including medical professionals, major research institutions, support networks, as well as cancer fighters and survivors.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cancer Wellness, LLC
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letter from the editor

Let’s talk about sex. Each year, more men die from cancer than women, and men of color fare far worse. With these statistics in mind, the Cancer Wellness team has artfully compiled a trove of articles intended to encourage thought and discourse on cancer-related concerns affecting men. The topic of men and cancer could hardly come at a more poignant time for me, personally, as Michael Everhart, a clever, dynamic schoolmate of mine who was profiled as “The Fighter” in our last issue, has gracefully finished his cancer journey and passed, surrounded by close friends and family. That testicular, prostate, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers affect more men than women may seem obvious, with a direct correlation to the basics of human anatomy. However, new and emerging research on gene mutation and…

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masthead

CAYLEI VOGELZANG Editor-in-Chief BRITT JULIOUS Editorial Director NATALIA ESPINOSA Creative Director FEATURES Senior Editor CATHERINE EVES Editor-at-Large MIRELA STEFANESCU CONTRIBUTING WRITERS ALICIA BETZ, PAYAL DHAR, HEIDI HONG, JASMINE JAFFERALI, DIANE SELKIRK, MARIA TRIPODIS, KATHRYN TRUDEAU, LIZ TUCKWELL PHOTOGRAPHY ADRIAN C. GARCIA, JOHN KHUU, ORIANA KOREN, PETYA SHALAMANOVA CREATIVE Media Manager ADRIAN C. GARCIA MARKETING Account Manager EVE WIMPFFEN Social Media Manager ALLISON STERN OPERATIONS Chief Operating Officer JACK SAXE-STARAL Web Developer KEVIN DAVIS Executive Assistant MELANIJA ERGARAC EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD NATALIE CRAIG, DENA DODD PERRY, PARIS MENDES, DR. GAIL PRINS, DR. DIANA RANGAVES, MARIA TRIPODIS…

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contributors

ALICIA BETZ WRITER Alicia is a professional writer and a high school English teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 2012 and her master’s degree from Michigan State University in 2016. She specializes in writing articles and blog posts that help people live healthy lives, both physically and emotionally. When she’s not writing with a napping baby on her lap, you can find her baking, exercising, or spending time with her family and her German Shepherd. MIRELA STEFANESCU EDITOR-AT-LARGE As one of the original visionaries of Cancer Wellness and the public relations manager of Vogelzang Law, Mirela has set out from the beginning to find new and unique stories for the pages of the magazine. Cancer has affected her personally in triumph and tragedy. Mirela is passionate about finding these stories…

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brook long

One day, my aunt called me from the road. She said, “I found a lump, and we’ve been watching it for a couple of years, but we’ve confirmed it’s [ductal carcinoma in situ], and I have breast cancer.” I remember [being] on the phone with her, pushing on myself, and thinking, I feel something. I go to check it out. A couple of days later, I got diagnosed: stage II invasive ductal carcinoma. In a way, [my aunt] saved me. We did a double mastectomy. Lymph node clearance. I did IVF, and then I did chemo right away. Fifteen rounds and then a month of radiation. I had to really rebuild [my] muscles and do physical therapy with pilates. By the end of 2018, I was able to do that, [but] my…

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grains

You may be familiar with whole-wheat pasta and brown rice, but alternative grains offer different health benefits and textures to lighten up heavy, carb-based meals. Whole grains are an excellent source of fiber, which keeps you full longer and helps you maintain a healthy weight, but this isn’t the only benefit. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, eating 90 grams of whole grains each day lowers colorectal cancer risk by 17 percent. Here, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite alternative grains to help ward off cancer. QUINOA is an excellent replacement for white rice in your favorite Mexican or Asian dishes. This edible seed can be black, red, yellow, or white. Indigenous to the Andean region of South America, quinoa has been cultivated for about 5,000 years, so…

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gentle yet effective

After rigorous rounds of chemotherapy, reinstating your regular exercise routine might be the last thing on your mind, but the benefits of exercise on healing are undeniable. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), “Exercise has been shown to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, body composition, fatigue, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, happiness, and several quality of life factors in cancer survivors.” ACS notes a multitude of studies suggesting regular exercise lowers the risk of cancer recurrence and also improves survival. Even those with advanced-stage cancers can benefit from physical activity—what may be light exercise for some could be considered high intensity for others. If you or a loved one has limited range of motion and endurance, gentle stretches and exercises are not off the table. Here, we’ve compiled a few gentle, chair-based…

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