Rhode Island Monthly Breast Cancer Awareness : Page 6

SPECI A L A D V E RTISIN G SEC T I O N Similar to the Mediterranean Diet, the PBOO plan uses three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil daily to cook vegetables and lean proteins, as well as to dress salads. Three ta-blespoons of olive oil a day may seem like a lot of fat, but extra virgin olive oil is a healthy fat that can help prevent heart disease and in-crease insulin sensitivity to make the hormone insulin work better. Extra virgin olive oil is the only olive oil that has any health benefits. The women who participated in this study found the recipes easy to prepare and the food appetizing. Flynn compiled approximately 150 recipes using foods that improve health, in-cluding extra virgin olive oil into a cookbook entitled The Pink Ribbon Diet. “Women with breast cancer are very motivated, but have lim-ited resources, and that’s what prompted me to write this book. I think it could help women not gain weight while going through treat-ment.” Flynn said. Don’t Sweat It Eat healthy, exercise and drink plenty of water is the mantra of every physician, nutritionist and personal trainer, but battling cancer is a The Breast Bus in Town! Taking awareness on the road. the gloria gemma breast cancer resource foundation has been helping breast cancer patients, survivors and their families in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts since 2004. Over the years, the Foundation has expanded the programs and services it offers people and their families living with breast cancer, and now it is taking the show on the road — so to speak. A state-of-the-art, 38-foot long, fully-loaded RV was donated by the Halkyard Family Foundation, and is the fi rst of its kind mobile resource center for educational programs, support groups and services in the state. This traveling wellness center will journey to hospitals, community health centers, libraries, schools, and senior centers throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts spreading breast cancer awareness, education, support and most importantly, hope, to people who need it. Maria Gemma, the Foundation’s executive director said, “The reason for the vehicle is to bring our programs and services to people who can’t come to us.” continuous assault on the mind and the body, with surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and the expectation from others to rise each morning, ready to go into combat with a smile on your face. Even though a cancer patient may not feel like getting up and going for a walk, research has shown that people who exercise while going through treatment feel better. Twelve years ago, Judy Cerrito battled breast cancer and won. Like many women, she experienced decreased range-of-motion and fl exibility issues after surgery and treatment. She searched for an exercise group that dealt with these specifi c problems, but she couldn’t ROCKET SCIENCE MEDICAL SCHOOL RESEARCH & TEACHING PREPARED ME FOR ONE JOB CANCER CARE We’re proud to welcome the remarkable Dr. Ellen Scepansky to our cancer care team at the Hudner Oncology Center. Dr. Scepansky is a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute staff and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. Even before medical school, she spent four years designing satellites that orbited the earth. Now she focuses her considerable intellect and 15 years of medical expertise on just one corner of the globe. Ours. That’s world-class cancer care. Right here in your neighborhood. Visit SaintAnnesHospital.org HUDNER ONCOLOGY CENTER IN CLINICAL AFFILIATION WITH DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE AND BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S RADIATION ONCOLOGY 126 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l OCTOBER 2010

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