Antioxidant vitamin supplementation and cancer treatments
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I administer chemotherapy and have recently heard of a new study that acknowledges vitamin therapy in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy as non-therapeutic. Some of my patients tell me that the study states...
Antioxidants and Reducing Cancer Risk
Should I take antioxidants after I have been diagnosed with cancer? Katrina Claghorn, RD, Oncology Dietitian for The University of Pennsylvania Health System, responds: Most cancer centers are counseling patients against...
Antioxidants during chemotherapy
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My wife is set to begin chemotherapy treatment. We are working with a nutritional advisor. We will be following his 10-step program, which advocates exercise, low fat high fiber diet, meditation, and vitamin...
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," What is an Advanced Directive and how can I make sure my wishes are known?Tracy Lautenbach, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, responds:An...
Depression and Cancer
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," How can I tell if my spouse is "depressed" over his diagnosis or if what he is feeling is "normal"?Tracy Lautenbach, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Hospital of...
Finding Counseling Support
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I am having difficulty dealing with the devastation breast cancer has brought to my life. I have been referred to several therapists who did not have any experience working with people after a cancer diagnosis. Where...
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