House Cleaning Help For Cancer Patients
Cleaning for a Reason – For women cancer patients only. Provides information about qualification criteria, an application form, and a drop-down list locator for cleaning services available in your area.
ComforTree provides monthly non-toxic house cleaning to ALL cancer patients regardless of type of cancer for up to one year while the patient is in treatment (treatment includes chemo, radiation, recovering from surgery due to cancer or coming home for hospice due to cancer). For more details on how it works, click here or call (908) 256-1192.
Meal Preparation & Nutrition Information
Assistance for meal plans to address treatment side effects : The following resources provide customized assistance for important phases of a cancer journey, from initial diagnosis to after treatment/maintenance. Visit the websites to learn more.
- Cooking with Cancer.org (205-978-3570)
- Meals to Heal.org (888-721-1041)
- Mom’s Meals – to support Cancer Patients (877-508-6667)
These organizations offer meal preparation according to your request to help minimize the side effects of chemotherapy treatment. Certain foods have been found to reduce side effects such as loss of appetite, loss of taste and smell, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, and more. There is consultation on foods that will boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. Online recipes and recipe videos, plus e-books are available to assist patients and offer customized nutritional counseling and meal planning. This is a support tool to take control of your nutrition to stay strong during and after treatment, and may enhance your body’s response to treatment. Make an appointment with an integrative medicine team to discuss lowering inflammation and boosting immunity.
What Types of Foods Are Good Sources of Antioxidants?
Many vegetables, fruits, and other types of foods are excellent sources of antioxidant compounds, including anthocyanins, carotenoids (such as beta-carotene), lutein, lycopene, resveratrol, selenium, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Furthermore, many whole foods provide a variety of antioxidant compounds, each with its own unique health effects. For example, grapes contain anthocyanins, vitamin C, resveratrol, and selenium, while dark leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach, and collard greens offer vitamins C and E, lutein, and an antioxidant called kaempferol. While vegetables and fruits serve as some of the best food sources of antioxidants, you can also fill up on antioxidant compounds by eating legumes and nuts, drinking tea (such as green tea and black tea), and using herbs and spices in your cooking. Snack foods like popcorn and dark chocolate also deliver a number of antioxidants.
LEIOMYOSARCOMA – Guidance on Food (videos included)