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Why Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Matters

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, is one of a few types of cancer that can be prevented through regular cancer screenings, so it’s the perfect time to raise awareness and talk to your doctor about screening options

History of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The Prevent Cancer Foundation first designated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in 1999. The foundation worked with legislators, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and others to get the official designation from the United States Congress. The foundation has continued to raise awareness for colorectal cancer ever since and even came up with the tagline that is still used today: “Preventable. Treatable. Beatable!”

Why does colorectal cancer awareness matter?

According to the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associations, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. As people get older, they become more susceptible to developing colon cancer, whether they are male or female. Ninety percent of all cases of colon cancer occur in people who are over the age of 50, which is why doctors recommend people begin regular colon cancer screenings at that age. People at higher-than-average risk or those who have a family history of colon cancer should discuss screening at an earlier age.

What are the different screening options?

There are several ways to prevent colon cancer. Various screening methods are effective at monitoring changes and can be the first step in preventing the disease.  

  • Fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) or fecal immunochemical tests (FIT): Stool blood tests, which can detect small amounts of blood in the stool, should be administered yearly.
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy: Every five years a physician should check inside the rectum and lower colon for polyps with a lighted tube.
  • Double Contract Barium Enema: Every five years patients should have an enema with a barium solution and air pumped into rectum. Then x-rays are taken of the colon and rectum to detect polyps.
  • Colonoscopy: Every 10 years a physician should examine the inside rectum and colon using a long, lighted tube called a colonoscope. The colonoscope is longer than a sigmoidoscope, which is used during a sigmoidoscopy, and allows physicians to view the entire colon.

For more facts about colon cancer, visit our website at www.cccnevada.com/colon-cancer/.

How can you get involved with Colon Cancer Awareness Month?

There are many ways to get involved with colon cancer awareness. The first, and most important, thing you should do this month is get a cancer screening if you are over the age 50. You can also raise awareness through donating, purchasing colon cancer awareness products, and even attending local events for colorectal cancer awareness in your community. You can even promote colon cancer awareness through social media, email blasts and even e-cards.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, an award-winning multi–specialty practice, has been providing cancer treatment services to patients since 1974. We offer treatment and clinical research trials for patients with colon cancer in Nevada. Within the past several years, CCCN has developed an extensive clinical research program, which gives our patients access to the most advanced colon cancer treatment options available. For a complete list of colon cancer research studies being conducted at CCCN, click here.

Visit our website at www.cccnevada.com to learn more about our cancer treatment centers  or call 702-952-3350 to make an appointment.

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The Connection Between Cancer and Obesity

We have an obesity epidemic in the United States and its impacts are startling. Dr. Oscar B. Goodman, Jr., a medical oncologist and clinical researcher at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada recently published an article in Vegas, Inc’s Health Care Quarterly titled, Obesity: Its Unhealthy Ties to Cancer and What We Can Do to Combat It. In the article, he cites that more than one-third of all adults in the United States are obese. Obesity rates are highest among people ages 40-59 years old. In fact, more than 40 percent of middle age adults are considered to be obese.

Numbers aside, being obese has significant health consequences. People with obesity are at risk for a number of serious conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, gallbladder disease, anxiety, depression and certain types of cancer.

The Relationship between Cancer and Obesity

Whether you are a cancer survivor, currently battling cancer, have a family member battling cancer or even if you are interested in the topic of health and cancer, it is important to recognize the correlation between cancer and obesity as it relates to your own health.. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, obesity accounts for 20 percent of all cancer-related deaths.. The following types of cancer are most closely linked to obesity:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Endocrine cancers that are found in tissues of the endocrine system (breast, prostate, ovarian, endometrial, thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary)
  • Gastrointestinal cancers (hepatoma, gallbladder, pancreas, esophageal, gastric, colorectal)

Obesity is permissive for three key cancer-development mechanisms including inflammation, hormonal signaling and the obese milieu.

Inflammation is a double-edged sword when it comes to health conditions like cancer. Inflammation is important for combating bad cells and bacteria. However, too much inflammation can create an environment that fosters tumor growth. Inflammation begins in the fatty cells and when there is an overabundance of fatty cells, it is that much more of an optimal environment for cancer to develop and spread.

Hormonal swings can also have a significant impact on someone’s risk for developing certain types of cancer. The overproduction of certain hormones directly impacts cancer development in targeted areas, like breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancers.

And finally, obesity can throw off your body’s entire internal environment (milieu) and state of equilibrium. Visceral fat – or fat surrounding organs, typically found in the abdominal area – is especially dangerous and can make a bad situation that much worse. In addition to obesity-driven inflammation that can stress your organs, visceral fat adds that much more pressure to select organs, sparking even more, potentially cancer-promoting damage.

Prevent Obesity and Avoid Obesity-Related Cancer

Dr. Goodman explains that staying healthy and avoiding an obesity-related cancer diagnosis, “all begins with a healthy diet.” You’ve heard it before, but it’s necessary to repeat that a healthy diet and regular exercise are the best factors for staying healthy and avoiding obesity-related cancer. It requires a lot of dedication to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but eating the right foods and staying physically active will go a long way in preserving health.

In terms of cancer prevention, there are some “superfoods” that truly live up their name. These foods – including pomegranate, leafy vegetables, curry, acai berries and grapes – are all high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are good chemicals that combat and destroy free radicals within the body. These free radicals, in high concentrations, have the potential to damage DNA, which could in turn evolve into cancer and/or other detrimental diseases.

Avoid foods that are high in sugar and concentrated ingredients. At the top of the list of common foods to avoid: soda. However, keep in mind that every person is different, and will require a dietary regimen that is contingent on their personal traits. And remember, everything in moderation.

The benefits of exercise can also help prevent cancer and can significantly boost the body’s health.

Maintaining a healthy weight can not only increase lifespan, quality of life, but it will also help prevent serious medical conditions like a cancer diagnosis. Learn more about the importance of diet and nutrition to help fight and prevent cancer.

If you are facing both obesity and a cancer diagnosis, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada can connect you with a nutritionist and help you overcome these conditions to live a healthier life. Visit our website to learn more about our award-winning oncology group and view treatment centers and patient resources. Call 702-952-3350 to make an appointment with a cancer treatment specialist today and let us be your biggest ally in the fight against obesity-related cancer.

 

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How to Manage Medical Costs during Cancer Treatment

Battling cancer can be difficult enough without having to worry about the affordability of care.  You may have many questions about the cost of your treatment and your insurance benefits. Specially trained members of our staff are available to help you navigate the costs of cancer. We want you to know that you are not alone. Below are a few steps to help you manage the cost of cancer.

Tips to Manage the Medical Cost of Cancer Treatment

Know all the costs

The following are a few of the costs associated with cancer care:

  • Doctor appointments
  • Cancer treatment
  • Medications
  • Laboratory tests
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Transportation and travel
  • Hospital stay time
  • Living expenses
  • Caregiving (at home and/or long term care)
  • Employment and legal issues

Plan for treatment

Know the costs of cancer treatment, specifically the plan of care created by your physician. This will help you remain in control of your financial spending and expectations of treatment results. If you are having trouble planning the financial side of your cancer treatment, we recommend seeing a patient benefit representative at any point during your  cancer treatment.

Get financial counseling

Every cancer patient at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada has access to a patient benefit representative specially trained to deal with financial obligations related to cancer. Learn as much as you can about any unexpected cancer costs by setting up an appointment with one of our patient benefit representatives. They will help you determine the type of budgeting or financial assistance you may need based on your insurance benefits and your cancer treatment plan.

Simply call our office to set up a free consultation. They are there to answer any questions you have, explain cost of treatment, handle insurance processes, and help you remain financially responsible during and after cancer treatment.

To make the most of your free consultation, please come prepared with the following information:

  • A list of your concerns and questions regarding your insurance benefits or your ability to cover your costs
  • The most recent benefits statement from your insurer
  • All insurance cards, including insurance or discount cards for hospital and prescription costs
  • A friend of family member for support

For cancer patients with inadequate or no insurance coverage, our patient benefit representatives can also help guide you through the process of applying for assistance through non-profit organizations or manufacturer assistance programs. Additionally, you can speak with an oncology social worker to connect you with further resources in our community.

If you would like assistance in applying for these programs, you will simply need to:

  • Sign a form provided by your patient benefit representative authorizing us to complete applications on your behalf
  • Provide recent proof of income
  • Be available on occasion to work with us to finalize applications and respond to follow-up request from the various programs

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is a multi-specialty oncology practice  dedicated to helping our cancer patients heal and find happiness. From cancer treatment to financial obligations, the professionals at our cancer treatment centers will be there every step of the way. Visit our website to learn more about Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. To schedule an appointment, call 702-952-3350.

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Oral Health during Cancer Treatment

It’s understandable that maintaining a well-balanced diet and staying physically active can be beneficial to the overall treatment and outcomes of patients with cancer. However, many people are unaware that it’s also very important to maintain proper oral hygiene during the course of treatment. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than one-third of cancer patients may develop potential problems with their oral health during cancer treatment if not properly managed.

Cancer and Teeth Problems: Who?

Patients with head and neck cancer and those who get radiation treatment in that area may experience more oral health complications. Cancer patients who require a blood or bone marrow transplant may also experience issues with oral health. Some patients receiving chemotherapy treatment have reported side effects related to their oral health as well.

Cancer and Teeth Problems: What?

The following are a few types of oral side effects you may experience during cancer treatment:

  • Dry mouth
  • Thickening saliva
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Tooth decay
  • Changes in taste buds
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing food
  • Mouth infection
  • Bone diseases
  • Inflammation or pain in mouth or tongue
  • Pain in mouth or gums

Oral Health Care for Cancer Patients: Tips

It is always a good idea to see your dentist before, during and after cancer treatment if oral health is a concern for your type of cancer. The following are a few tips to keep in mind for your oral health care while receiving cancer treatment.

  • Brush your teeth and tongue gently with an extra-soft toothbrush
  • Soften bristles further with warm water
  • Brush after every meal—in the morning and before bed
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Avoid gum areas in your mouth that are bleeding or sore, but keep flossing other teeth
  • Rinse your mouth often with water
  • Don’t use mouthwash with alcohol
  • Choose soft foods to eat
  • Avoid crunchy, spicy, and ice-cold foods
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Quit smoking or chewing tobacco if that is a habit
  • Rinse mouth with ¼ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, and 4 cups of warm water.
  • Use sugar-free gum and rinse mouth often if dry mouth is a serious problem
  • Rinse mouth after vomiting with ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and 1 cup of warm water
  • Call your cancer care team and/or dentist if your mouth begins to swell, bleed, become sticky, or develops a sore during cancer treatment

Oral health care for cancer patients is not something that everyone thinks of when going through cancer treatment, but it is extremely important. Getting your teeth cleaned and preparing your mouth for cancer treatment will help avoid oral problems that might arise.

At Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, we want to ensure all our cancer patients are prepared for what to expect during cancer treatment. The more you are prepared to prevent cancer treatment side-effects, the more likely you will feel better and have greater success. If you want to learn more about what to expect for your oral health during cancer treatment, contact us at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. Learn more about our cancer patient resources and call 702-952-3350 to make an appointment with our cancer care specialists.

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Does Cancer Affect Men and Women Differently?

Men and women are different in many ways. We’ve learned of the communicative and emotional ways that men and women differ in Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, but did you know that men and women also differ in the way that cancer affects them?

Cancer Diagnosis: Men versus Women

Who gets cancer more? Statistically speaking, men are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. According to Cancer.org and the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their life.

Cancer in men versus cancer in women: the research

The Wall Street Journal reported in 2016 that new research suggests genetics may affect how tumors grow in men and women, and also influence aggressiveness of the cancer and how it responds to treatment. For men, the genes that cause aggressive tumors may be more prevalent.

Cancer treatment and gender differences

Research comparing the genes of tumors found in men and women are leading to a new idea in cancer treatment: to provide targeted cancer treatment drugs based partially on the patient’s gender. Now that the development of precision cancer treatment is happening, researchers can examine tumors on a molecular level. Looking at the genetic differences in male tumors and female tumors will help design cancer treatment drugs based on abnormalities in specific genders. Although this form of treatment is still preliminary, doctors and researchers are hopeful that the more we know about tumors on the molecular level, the more we can continue to advance the future of cancer treatment.

From gender and genetics to environmental factors, there’s not one single answer to determine who will be diagnosed with cancer. But if you or a loved one has been diagnosed, the physicians, nurses and staff at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada will be here for you every step of the way.  Visit our website at www.cccnevada.com to learn more about our cancer treatment and the services we offer to patients in Nevada and from out of state. To schedule an appointment, call 702-952-3350.

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National Cancer Prevention Month 2017

The American Institute for Cancer Research states the approximately one third of the most common cancer diagnoses are preventable, which is why recognizing and celebrating National Cancer Prevention Month is so important. Follow these tips to get involved with National Cancer Prevention Month this February:

Ways to Celebrate National Cancer Prevention Month

Practice healthy living

The first and most important thing to do is to take part in healthy living activities that actually help prevent cancer. The following are just a few healthy lifestyle activities you can start doing today:

  • Get active and exercise more often
  • Stop smoking cigarettes and limit alcohol consumption
  • Eat healthy, non-processed foods that fight back cancer cells

Celebrate World Cancer Day

Also occurring in February, World Cancer Day is a way for people across the globe to come together in the fight against cancer and support cancer research.  You can support World Cancer Day on social media, donate to the cause, and attend world cancer day events happening all over the globe.

Get involved with cancer prevention awareness events throughout February.

You can get involved with many different campaigns for cancer prevention happening throughout February. Look up local events in your area to find activities that you can join and get involved. The American Institute for Cancer Research details how you can get involved in national events with their organization here.

Donate to support cancer fighting organizations.

You can donate in honor of someone, to a specific cancer fighting organization, or even begin a monthly contribution. Every little bit helps organizations, governments, and individuals around the world continue the fight against cancer.

One in three people diagnosed with cancer may have prevented that diagnosis by practicing healthy lifestyle choices. Now is the time to speak out about ways to prevent cancer and continue living healthy lives together. Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada treats patients with cancer, but also strives to offer information on how to prevent cancer.  Visit our website at www.cccnevada.com to learn more about cancer resources, community support, and other cancer patient resources.

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Support World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is a global initiative uniting people from all over the world in the fight against cancer. Each year, on February 4, millions of people aim to raise awareness about the effects of cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, there were approximately 1.6 million new cancer cases diagnosed in the United States last year alone. It’s  important for everyone to come together and get people talking about what they can do to prevent cancer now.

Last year, worldcancerday.org created a viral campaign asking people to write a #WeCanICan message on their hand and share it on social media. The physicians and staff at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada took part in this initiative and showed their support for those battling cancer, those who beat cancer and those we’ve lost to cancer.

Support World Cancer Day

This year, World Cancer Day falls on a Saturday. With that, the global initiative is taking advantage of the opportunity to get entire families out in their communities to show their support.

World Cancer Day’s Support through Sport is asking you to reach out to local sport ambassadors, groups, clubs and federations to explore how you can create an activity or participate in an event around the day. You can also get with your family and friends and head to the gym, park or closest sports field to enjoy a day of physical activity.

Support through Sport not only brings attention to World Cancer Day, it also raises awareness about maintaining a healthy lifestyle – which is one of the basic measures in preventing cancer.

To get involved, follow the simple instructions below:

  1. Take a ball, racket, frisbee, skis, helmet, paddle, or hand and write the World Cancer Day hashtag on it – #WeCanICan
  2. Take a photo of you, your team or your club with the #WeCanICan hashtag
  3. Show your support by sharing your photo as far and wide as you can across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, including #WeCanICan and #WorldCancerDay in your post.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can help prevent cancer, below are a few articles from our blog pertaining to a healthy lifestyle and diet:

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is a multidisciplinary oncology group comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery and pulmonary medicine, with 14 treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. For more information about the services we offer, visit our website. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, call 702-952-3350 to schedule an appointment.

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Cancer-Fighting Healthy Recipes to Try: Rustic Bread with Fruits and Nuts

At Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, we believe that healthy living and preventing cancer all start with a healthy diet. There are several food items that help prevent cancer; it’s just a matter of making sure they are in our daily diet. This is why we want to provide you with unique, yummy and cancer-fighting healthy food recipes that you can try today.

Cancer-Fighting Healthy Recipes to Try: Rustic Bread with Fruits and Nuts

Rustic Bread with Fruits and Nuts: Cancer-Fighting Recipe

Our newest cancer-prevention healthy recipe to try is rustic bread complete with fruit and nuts. The beauty to this bread is that it is a no-knead recipe, making it one of the easiest and healthiest bread recipes you will come across. This bread recipe is not only filled with whole grains, nuts and fruits, all of which can protect against cancer, but it can also be made to your specific taste by selecting different fruits and nuts of your choice. With this cancer-fighting bread recipe, there are endless creative combinations you can use to create something that fights cancer and is yummy to your taste bud preferences.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 ¼ cups whole-wheat flour

1 cup dried fruit (your choice)

1 cup chopped nuts (your choice)

1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)

2 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon instant rise yeast

¼ cup honey

1 ¾ – 2 cups water

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients listed together in a large mixing bowl until sticky dough forms. If dough is not sticky, add water in increments of 1 tablespoon. Dough should be sticky and slightly loose when touched.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap to let dough sit at room temperature for 8-24 hours.
  3. After dough reaches its first rise, the dough surface will be dotted and the dough size will have doubled.
  4. Line a baking pan with parchment paper or grease pan with oil. Gently fold sides of parchment paper down towards the center of the pain.
  5. Shape dough into a round loaf while still in the bowl, then lift the dough from the bowl in one piece and place seam side down on baking pan.
  6. Cover dough with a dishtowel and let sit for another 2 hours until its second rise. After the second rise, the dough will be puffy.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add one cup of hot water to a casserole dish and place on bottom baking rack for steaming while baking.
  8. Place baking pan with bread on the top baking rack, which is placed in the middle of the oven above the casserole dish.
  9. Bake bread 55-70 minutes. When the bread is down, the thermometer will read 205 degrees Fahrenheit. If you do not have a thermometer, tap bread with a finger and you can tell it’s done when the bread sounds hollow.
  10. Place bread on cooling rack and let it cool for easy slicing.
  11. To store bread, wrap cooled bread in a plastic bag for a few days or place in freezer to eat later.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, an award-winning oncology group, has been treating patients with cancer for more than 35 years. We are dedicated to providing our community with various cancer preventative measures like cancer-fighting recipes for a healthy lifestyle. Click here to learn more about preventing cancer with healthy eating. Visit our website at www.cccnevada.com to find more cancer patient resources in diet and nutrition, cancer services we offer, cancer overview, clinical research overview and more. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, please call 702-952-3350 to schedule an appointment today.

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5 Ways to Prevent Cancer in the New Year

At the start of a new year, many people reflect on the previous year and think about what they want to accomplish in the year to come. Having good health should always be on the list of things to accomplish in the New Year. Many people want to lose weight or start eating healthier. For those who are at risk for cancer, there’s no better time like the present to take action towards preventing cancer disease in 2017. Here are a few ways you can help prevent cancer in 2017, and start living a healthier life in the process.

Ways to Prevent Cancer in 2017

Stop using Tobacco

Smoking is one of the most common causes of various types of cancer. Smoking tobacco can lead to lung cancer, mouth cancer, kidney cancer, pancreas cancer and others. Chewing tobaccos is linked to multiple oral cancers and pancreatic cancer. Even if you don’t use tobacco yourself, second-hand smoke can still increase your risk of cancer. Try to make 2017 a tobacco-free year by eliminating any tobacco habits and choosing smoke-free environments to visit. Go to iquitfor.com to learn how you can make the pledge to quit smoking today!

Eat healthy

Eating healthy foods leads to natural cancer prevention. Developing new healthy eating habits, such as eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and keeping your cupboard stocked with cancer prevention foods is a good way to kick off 2017 right. Learn what foods to buy to keep your kitchen stocked with healthy, cancer-fighting foods. Then, see these cancer-fighting foods and start eating healthier today. Finally, follow these basic healthy living guidelines:

  • Eat lots of fruits and veggies
  • Do not overeat
  • If you drink, drink in moderation
  • Avoid processed foods and meats

Move around

Limit the amount of time you spend sitting every day. Growing evidence suggests that the amount of time spent sitting is linked to increased likelihood of developing cancer. Instead, try to add an exercise routine to your day. Studies also suggest that regular exercise can reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 18 percent. Of course, preventing cancer isn’t the only reason you should take up exercise in 2017. Learn more about the importance of exercise here.

Get routine medical care

Getting routine medical care, including annual check ups and cancer prevention screenings, can help you identify your cancer risk and help prevent cancer-related deaths. Because early detection saves lives, people should be getting regular cancer prevention screenings to detect problems before they develop. Make 2017 your year to start getting those regular cancer screenings and seeing a medical professional for a regular check-up at least once a year.

January is a great time to create new habits to prevent cancer in 2017. Set your body up for good health and your likelihood of cancer development will decrease during the year. Visit www.cccnevada.com to learn more about cancer prevention and get cancer patient resources. Let us be your cancer-preventing ally in 2017, and together we can help reduce the rate of cancer.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) is the award-winning multidisciplinary oncology group comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery and pulmonary medicine, with treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. The practice’s specialized physician and nursing staff offers sophisticated diagnostic tools, the latest advances in cancer treatment, a full range of innovative, exclusive services and research-based care in a supportive and caring environment. To make an appointment, call 702-952-3350.

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Cancer-Fighting Healthy Recipes to Try: Fennel and Mushroom Soup

While it remains cold outside, heat up your kitchen with a cancer-fighting soup recipe that will keep you warm and fighting cancer all winter long. There are many healthy recipes for cancer patients to try all year long. This recipe is perfect for long, cold days and for anyone looking to eat a little healthier, regardless of a cancer diagnosis.

Fennel and Mushroom Soup: Cancer-Fighting Recipe

Cancer-Fighting Healthy Recipes to Try: Fennel and Mushroom Soup

The key to healthy eating is taking the recipes we love and adding a little extra boost with cancer-fighting ingredients. This cancer-fighting recipe is rich in fiber, vitamin C and other vegetable nutrients that prevent cancer and promote healthy eating. Try this cancer-fighting recipe in the kitchen today.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 medium sized red pepper
  • 2 small potatoes, white
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 medium fennel
  • 2 cups of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 4 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

Heat virgin oil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, red pepper, potatoes, celery and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add Fennel and saute for another 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and saute another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add basil and lemon pepper, then stir to mix. Add broth, vinegar, and salt for taste. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool, and serve with fresh parsley.

At Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, an award-winning oncology group, we’ve spent the last 35 years providing cancer treatment services and participating in clinical research to improve cancer treatment and prevent cancer. Visit our website to discover cancer patient resources, diet, and nutrition advice, and other cancer-fighting recipes to try.

 

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