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I cherish the Saturday morning breakfasts with my daughter and am fortunate to have other lively family members join us. A recent meal had us discussing “liquids if the gods.” It all started as a joke around the coffee the females thought they needed each morning.
It is exciting to see survivorship come to the forefront of cancer care. It is not possible to compartmentalize survivorship care as the part of treatment that occurs after chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Navigators recognize how survivorship weaves in throughout the treatment phase.
The presentation from the American Institute for Cancer Research (2012), “New Research Shows Cancer Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle,” is astounding – the longer you sit, the higher the risk for developing cancer! Yes, it is advantageous to have a lower body weight and to exercise regularly, but are we tuned in to the length of our daily sitting time?
A recent article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (March/April 2011), “Global Cancer Statistics,” reviewed the burden of cancer. Sadly, the disease continues to rise due to non-modifiable and modifiable factors. Despite the “youth promising” cosmetics, pills, and lotions, aging is inevitable and with increased age comes a higher likelihood of getting cancer.
A recent article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (March/April 2011), “Global Cancer Statistics,” called for diet modification and encouraged physical activity to help reduce the global cancer burden. A dietitian referral from navigators is appropriate as part of the treatment and survival plan.

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