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BY Molly Adams

Overcoming cancer can bring a new perspective on life – and health. Your body needs nutrients to stay healthy and to limit the long-term side effects of cancer and its treatment, such as bone loss and heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed and iron can help.

“A nutrient-rich diet can help keep you healthier, longer,” says clinical dietitian Haley Gale.

Here, she shares what cancer survivors should know about these...

Photo of avocado, flax seeds and other omega-3 sources

BY Gillian Kruse

Interdisciplinary care is a hallmark of cancer care at MD Anderson. Teams of specialists care for patients from cancer diagnosis to treatment...

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

There’s no one food that can cure cancer, but that doesn’t stop such myths from circulating. And while researchers are starting to find some links between nutrition and cancer, more research is needed.

The ketogenic diet – also called the keto diet -- is among those diets rumored to cure cancer. We talked to Maria Petzel, a senior clinical dietitian at MD Anderson, to learn more. Here’s what she had to say.

What is the keto...

Foods from the keto -- or ketogenic -- diet, including almonds, blueberries and avocadoes

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

There’s so much information surrounding cancer and diet that it can be hard to separate the myths from the facts. That’s especially true when...

BY Cheryl Ratliff

When I received a phone call about an abnormality discovered during my mammogram in December 2016, I didn’t think much of it. I was prone...

BY Tara Kirk

In 2016, I found out that I had inherited a genetic mutation known as Lynch Syndrome from my mother, who’d died 26 years earlier from cancer...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a cancer caregiver, you’ve probably been told it’s important to take care of your own physical and mental health, too. But sometimes that...

BY Corey Ellis

Before my cancer diagnosis, I used to think that death steals life from us. Now I realize that it’s the other way around; death is the constant...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

There are many myths surrounding sugar and cancer treatment. But what do cancer patients really need to know about sugar to make sure they...