Your Low-Fat Baking Substitutes

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Wish you could trim some of the calories and fat from your favorite sweets? Make these substitutions when you bake. No one will know the difference — except maybe your waistline! Remember, taking in too many calories will result in weight gain. And, being overweight or obese puts you at a higher risk for cancer […]

Alcohol and Cancer: Your Holiday Drinking Guide

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When you raise your glass at this year’s holiday toast, choose your beverage wisely. Research shows that drinking even a small amount of alcohol increases your chances of developing cancer, including oral cancer, breast cancer and liver cancer. Yet, other research says small amounts of alcohol may protect the body against heart disease and type […]

Does Cancer Love Sugar?

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Does sugar “feed” cancer cells? Let’s look at the evidence to find out whether sugar causes cancer to grow and spread more quickly. It’s true that sugar feeds every cell in our body — even cancer cells. But, research shows that eating sugar doesn’t necessarily lead to cancer. It’s what sugar does to your waistline […]

5 Ultimate Skin Savers All Year Round!

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Want to prevent skin cancer, premature wrinkles and other signs of aging? Protect your skin year-round from the sun’s damaging rays. “No matter the time of year, sun safety is a must for healthy skin,” says Susan Chon, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at MD Anderson. “Don’t let cooler temperatures fool you. […]

5 Foods That Fight Cancer

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Want to eat your way to cancer prevention? Eating the right foods can help. Experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research estimate about one-third of the 1.4 million cancers that occur every year in the United States could be prevented, in part, by making healthier food choices. Very Berry Protection Against Skin Cancer Berries […]

Celebrate Your Strength: Indulge Your Cravings With Moderation & Healthy Foods

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Hunger Games: Kill Cravings with Healthy Foods When a food craving hits, it knows no mercy.In a matter of seconds, the thought of a cupcake or bag of chips can go from “A cupcake sounds good” to “I must have a cupcake or I’ll explode!” And, unfortunately, we usually crave less-than-healthy foods that can pack on […]

CANCER: In Your Face – My Hair

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Previously, I had mentioned my nervous discomfort sitting among 15 other people with cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Center (mostly terminal) while waiting for my CT scan. But I left out a few important details that have been continually invading my thoughts–a cue that I need to put these thoughts and feelings on paper in […]