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Scanxiety: Coping with Fear About Cancer Tests

Scanxiety: Coping with Fear About Cancer Tests

If you have cancer or are a cancer survivor, you’ll likely undergo tests to determine the effectiveness of your treatments or to learn if your cancer is in remission. Getting a scan can be stressful—evoking memories of treatment or fear of the unknown. Wilmot Cancer Institute oncologist Dr. Michelle Shayne answers questions and offers advice on managing scanxiety.

Becoming Flexitarian: 3 Tips for Eating Less Meat

Becoming Flexitarian: 3 Tips for Eating Less Meat

Eating a plant-based diet has many advantages, including reducing your risk for certain types of cancer. You don't have to eliminate all animal products from your diet to see benefits. Wilmot's registered dietitians Joanna Lipp and Sue Czap offer some tips on how to be flexitarian.

Multidisciplinary care: Preparing patients for treatment and beyond

Multidisciplinary care: Preparing patients for treatment and beyond

A multidisciplinary approach is central to Wilmot’s philosophy and part of what differentiates Wilmot from other providers in upstate New York. But multidisciplinary care is much more than just having a large team that works well together. It’s about scientific interaction, looking at the pros and cons of treatment decisions from all angles, holding each other to the highest standards possible, and considering the patient’s goals and preferences – particularly in cases where the cancer is very rare or very complex.

Tips for Exercising After a Cancer Diagnosis

Tips for Exercising After a Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer survivors can benefit in many ways by increasing their physical activity through regular exercise, according to a number of clinical studies. Michelle Porto, Karen Mustian and Po-Ju Lin from the University of Rochester Medical Center’s PEAK Lab provide a roadmap for getting started.

Cancer Treatment: Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

Cancer Treatment: Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

When it comes to cancer, the treatments available today are better than what we had even 10 years ago, but they are still not perfect. The only way to continue improving treatment for any disease is through clinical trials. Dr. Nimish A. Mohile, a neuro-oncologist, shares a few facts everyone should know when it comes to clinical trials.