FORT MYERS, Fla. – Nov. 27, 2018 – Dietitians from 21st Century Oncology recently attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE) in Washington, D.C. where they presented their program geared toward breast cancer patients called “Keep It Healthy – Be Fit and Flourish, a Breast Cancer Survivorship Program.” The program was developed in response to the strong correlation between BMI and breast cancer remission, as well as data that indicates nutrition, exercise, and stress management as playing integral roles in the overall survivorship of breast cancer patients.
The dietitians provided education on anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory diets, mindfulness eating, and exercise and coping skills. Individualized menus were provided as examples and preliminary data on nutrient measures of the diet was shared. The data was based on a three-day diet analysis, quality of life, level of hope, and subjective reports on the patient’s barriers to nutrition and exercise.
In addition, the dietitians attended various other presentations at the conference including, Integrative and Functional Approaches to Neuroinflammation, Neurodegeneration and Cancer, The Challenge of Medical Nutrition Therapy for Dual Diagnosis of Cancer and Diabetes, The Neurobiology of Dieting, and Culinary Medicine: The Dietician (and Doctor) Are in the Kitchen to name a few. The information learned at each will be applied to their own clinical assessments and interventions going forward.
This month, the Keep It Healthy – Be Fit and Flourish program will be opened to patients with diagnoses extending beyond breast cancer.
About 21st Century Oncology
21st Century Oncology is the largest global provider of Integrated Cancer Care services that strongly believes in fighting for patients like an army and caring for them like a family. Operating as one dream team in the crusade against cancer, the company employs or is affiliated with more than 937 physicians globally to deliver the most advanced, integrated, and compassionate cancer care in personal and convenient settings. Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, 21st Century Oncology operates 169 treatment centers, including 133 centers located in 16 U.S. states. In addition, the company operates 36 centers located in eight countries in Latin America. For more information, please visit https://www.21co.com/.