As we enter yet another year, many people make New Year’s resolutions. The tradition of New Year’s resolutions can be traced back through time to the ancient Babylonians, who made promises to their gods for the coming year. The Romans dedicated New Year’s Day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. In medieval times, knights re-affirmed their commitment to chivalry. Modern day resolutions usually include eating healthy, losing weight, quitting smoking, and managing money better.
With a diagnosis of cancer, a patient may experience a change of perspective on life. Thus, in addition to the usual resolutions, if you have been diagnosed with cancer recently, consider these New Year’s resolutions.
In reality, everyone, cancer patient or not, would benefit from these resolutions as well. From all of us at Fort Smith Radiation Oncology, we wish you a healthy new year!
Q: Are there any cancer-fighting foods I should be eating?
A: Yes, certain foods are associated with a lower risk of getting cancer. The top ten recommended foods are as follows:
The answers to why these foods are considered “cancer-fighting” can be found in the February 5th Cancer Demystified column.