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Trustees Of Boston University
(617) 353-2721
635 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA
 
Farhat Nicolas Homsy, MD
(617) 232-9916
70 Parker Hill Ave
Boston, MA
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Arabic
Education
Medical School: Univ De Nancy I, Uer A Et B Med, Vandoeuvreles-Nancy, France
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: New England Baptist Hospital, Roxbury Xing, Ma; Faulkner Hosp, Boston, Ma

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Ronenn Roubenoff, MD
(617) 444-1537
40 Landsdowne St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1983

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Joel Bernard Mason, MD
(617) 556-3194
711 Washington St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1981

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David Rush, MD
(617) 547-8467
68 Foster St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1959

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George Mandler
(617) 989-8658
1520 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
Company
Chi Wellness Clinic
Industry
Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Nutritionist

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Boston Medical Center
(617) 414-2080
850 Harrison Avenue, Yawkey ACC-2
Boston, MA
Services
Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Pain Management, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Healthy Aging, Gynecology, Fitness/Exercise, Family Practice
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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John Frederick Thompson, MD
(617) 956-0135
88 E Newton St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1977

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Andrew S Greenberg, MD
(617) 556-3144
711 Washington St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1981

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Head To Fitness, Inc
(781) 395-7640
78 Spring St.
Medford, MA
 
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The Cancer Survivor's Diet

Once you’ve been bitten by The Big C, you have to start eating like your life
depends on it. So it’s out with the meat, alcohol and trans fats, and in with the fruits,
vegetables and vitamins.

By H.K. Jones

May 2006

Diana Dyer, a registered dietitian from Ann Arbor, Michigan, was diagnosed with a cancer called neuroblastoma when she was six months old. She was treated successfully with surgery and very large doses of radiation therapy.

When Dyer was 34 she discovered a lump in her left breast, which was determined to be malignant. She had a radical mastectomy and underwent six cycles of chemotherapy. During the following 10 years, her white blood cell count (an indicator of immune function) never returned to the normal range. Dyer’s next bout with breast cancer began when a tumor was detected on her 10-year anniversary mammogram. She once again endured chemotherapy and surgery.

After her third battle with cancer, Dyer decided she needed something more than conventional cancer treatments to both keep the disease at bay and achieve optimal health. A fork became her weapon of choice—even a dietitian could learn to eat healthier. So she searched the scientific literature for guidance and developed her own anti-cancer diet. She has not had a recurrence to date and her immune function is often within the normal range.

Unlike Dyer, Kathleen Quinn of Washington, DC has never been diagnosed with cancer. But her mother has ovarian melanoma and her grandmother died of the disease, so she knows all too well the danger she faces. To help her fight against the looming killer, Quinn has also made substantial changes to her diet. “I’m completely terrified of cancer and I want to protect myself,” she says.
Quinn and Dyer are just a few of the many people worried about cancer who are turning to their diets for protection, and it’s no wonder.

Diet and Disease

Cancer is not a single disease, but the generic name for over 100 medical conditions involving uncontrolled and abnormal cell growth. Even though scientists are only beginning to understand the causes and development of cancer, a growing body of evidence shows that what we eat plays a large role in its prevention. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), 30% to 40% of all cancers are directly linked to our diet and related factors like staying fit and maintaining a healthy weight.

For more than 10 million people in the US who have undergone successful cancer treatment, proper nutrition is absolutely critical. “Studies show that what we eat can influence a whole range of hormones, growth factors and controllers of cell growth, leading to the expectation that diet plays an important role in survival after cancer,” says Karen Collins, registered dietitian and AICR nutrition advisor. In fact, each time you pick a fruit, vegetable or bean, you add a brick to the foundation of your health—an active part you can take in your recovery and survival.

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