1. Personalized Nutrition Consults for Patients and Caregivers

    New offering! Patients and caregivers may receive free one-on-one phone and email consultations with an oncology dietitian. Please contact our Information Specialists at 1-800-955-4572 or infocenter@LLS.org to receive a free consult. Nutrition consults are available for all cancer diagnoses.

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  2. The Check-Up: Appointment Anxiety

    By Abby Henry, Oncology Content Manager, PearlPoint Cancer Support While going through cancer treatment, I became very familiar with the treatment center. I knew the best places to park and that the vending machines are around the corner from the bathroom. At every appointment, the same friendly receptionist greeted me with a smile from behind her desk sign that read, “HOPE: Having only positive expectations.” A familiar nurse stuck me with an IV, reassuring me that she’s known a...

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  3. Advancing a Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    In April we featured a Q&A in this blog with LLS-funded researcher Anthony Letai, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who discussed in his work leading to clinical trials of a drug called venetoclax (Venclexta ®) for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The drug was FDA approved in April for a high-risk form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). AML is a deadly blood cancer that has seen no change in the standard of care in 40 years. More than 20,000 people a year are diagnosed with A...

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  4. Cancer Survivorship: Going Back to School

    By Abby Henry, Oncology Content Manager, PearlPoint Cancer Support Summer is coming to a close, and school will be back in session soon. Did you put school on hold after receiving a cancer diagnosis? Have you decided to return to school to pursue a new career path? Are you currently in school while undergoing cancer treatment? No matter your situation, here are some things to consider about going to school as a cancer survivor: Studying with Chemo Brain Cognitive issues or “chemo...

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  5. Creating Your Budget After Cancer

    By Abby Henry, Oncology Content Manager, PearlPoint Cancer Support Even with health insurance, cancer costs can be expensive. One of the best ways to prepare for these expenses is to plan ahead by creating a budget. To create your budget, you can use PearlPoint’s Budgeting Worksheets, create your own spreadsheet, or download a budgeting app on your smart phone. When creating your budget, you will need to include all sources of income such as: salary, Social Security, short-term disabi...

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  6. Myth vs. Truth: Sugar and Cancer

    By Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist; Certified Diabetes Educator, PearlPoint Cancer Support You shouldn’t eat sugar at all if you have cancer. False! You CAN have small amounts of sugar, even after a cancer diagnosis. Sugar does NOT cause cancer. The myth that sugar causes cancer gives sugar a bad name. There are many flavors and foods a person with cancer may not be able to swallow or digest. Weight loss and malnutrition is a concern for many c...

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  7. Myth vs. Truth: Juicing

    By Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist; Certified Diabetes Educator, PearlPoint Cancer Support Juicing is a MUST for cancer survivors. False! Juicing is a way to make beverages by turning fruits and vegetables into their liquid form. The pulp and fiber are removed so just the juice remains. Juicing is a great way to get concentrated nutrients, fluids, and mega-calories in one glass. Juicing produces a refreshing beverage with no preservatives, artifici...

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