Gynecologic cancer represents any cancer that begins in a woman’s reproductive organs. In the United States alone, approximately 100,000 women are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer each year.
With obesity on the rise in the United States, physicians have seen a significant increase in endometrial cancer in particular. Rebecca Stone, M.D. (a Johns Hopkins gynecologic oncologist and surgeon) says, “Obesity causes an increase in estrogen production and chronic inflammation, which can affect the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), leading to a greater risk of gynecologic cancer.”
The following links can help provide you with nutritional guidelines, recipes, suggestions to help during treatment, and ways to start and continue your healthy lifestyle!
Nutrition for Cancer Patients – https://loveonetoday.com/nutrition/nutrition-for-cancer-patients-a-comprehensive-resource-guide/
Healthy Living After Cancer – https://www.cancer.net/survivorship/healthy-living/healthy-living-after-cancer
Physical Activity while Living with Cancer – https://www.cancer.org/cancer/survivorship/be-healthy-after-treatment/physical-activity-and-the-cancer-patient.html
Exercise Videos for Cancer Patients – https://www.massgeneral.org/cancer-center/patient-and-family-resources/supportive-care/lifestyle-medicine/exercise-videos-for-cancer-patients
If you know of any local exercise or nutrition programs tailored to women living with cancer, please email Marcy at [email protected] so we can share this information with the women we know!