Skip to Content
Top

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

Hepatitis C is one of the leading causes of liver cancer. It’s also linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cancer in the bile ducts, and possibly...

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 Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a cancer survivor, you know that exercise is one of the key factors in lowering your risk of cancer recurrence. But how do you know if you’re exercising enough -- or hard enough? That part is trickier. And that’s where your heart rate comes in.

Your heart rate indicates how quickly your heart is pumping blood – in other words, how hard it’s working. Knowing your heart rate can help you determine if you need to back off to make...

Cancerwise blog post: How cancer survivors can check their heart rate during exercise

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Lung cancer and breast cancer survivor Dian Snowden has been through a lot in the past 16 years. Not only has faced two cancer diagnoses,...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

It was a 5.5-cm tumor wrapped around Jason McFarland’s pulmonary artery that threatened to end his 20-year career as a police officer and,...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

The idea of chemotherapy terrified Pushpa Damle. She was scared of the side effects. She was scared of feeling weak. She was scared she couldn...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

If Mary Lynn Moser could use one phrase to describe her Gamma Knife® surgery, it would be, “It looked a lot worse than it was.”

Like...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

During the last 16 years, Dian Snowden has sought treatment at MD Anderson for numerous health issues, including thyroid cancer screening...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Between 8% and 18% of cancer patients have diabetes, a chronic condition that impacts the ability to regulate blood sugar levels. And, for...