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Daily Contest Tuesday May 17
Today’s Theme: Oncology
Read about today’s theme and then answer the question to enter the daily contest. Remember to tag as many people as you’d like in the comments on Instagram and Facebook because each tag is a new entry!
Cancer is unfortunately common. In fact, 2 in 5 Canadians will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
There is however some good news. It is estimated that 30-50% of cancers can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices and reducing exposure to carcinogens (cancer-causing compounds). Additionally, due to improvements in cancer treatments, more and more people are living long lives as cancer survivors.
By focusing on healthy lifestyle practices, we can reduce the risk of cancer and help support cancer survivors to feel their best and lower their risk of cancer returning.
Strategies like eating more plant foods, limiting the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and foods, and getting daily physical movement can all lower your risk of cancer and cancer recurrence.
There is also a growing body of research on the use of complementary therapies, like naturopathic medicine, for people with cancer and cancer survivors to support quality of life, reduce cancer symptoms and treatment side effects, and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
Today’s Contest Question*
True or False: Consuming soy foods (such as tofu, edamame, and soy milk) is safe for men and women and is linked to a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer.
Today’s Featured Doctor: Ellen Conte, ND
I am a naturopathic doctor and researcher, with a passion for integrative cancer care.
My mission as a naturopathic doctor is to help you live a full life through simple, practical, and evidence-based natural medicine. I work with men and women for cancer prevention, complementary care during active cancer treatment, and cancer survivorship.
I support people with a range of concerns including side effect management, quality of life concerns, recurrence risk, and overall health. I also welcome patients with general health concerns.
In addition to my clinical practice at Halifax Naturopathic, I am an associate researcher with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Patterson Institute for Integrative Oncology Research where I study the effects of a complementary and integrative approach to healthcare. My work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at academic conferences.
When not working, I’m often out running, exploring the great outdoors, or at a coffee shop with my husband and daughter.
For more information, check out my website www.ellenconte.com.
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