The Cancer Support Center locations in Homewood and Mokena are encouraging their clients to use a powerful weapon available to everyone in the fight against cancer.
“I think cancer patients and their families are passionate about healing and putting the cancer diagnosis behind them,” said Chris Rosandich, a program manager and nutrition and wellness coordinator for the center. “One aspect of that is their diet … one thing that they can control, so it’s something that many people are focusing on to help them through the healing process.”
About two years into her work at the center, Rosandich attended a meeting at which several nurses were discussing the low percentage of cancer patients in which a hereditary factor was a cause of the illness.
“So when I heard that 80 (percent) to 85 percent of the time cancer is environmental, I was shocked by that,” Rosandich said. “That started my journey investigating the connection between cancer and diet.”
Her research validated what Rosandich heard, so she changed her focus at the center to include nutrition as a way to boost clients’ immune systems.
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source: SouthTownStar by Ginger Brashinger