Developing a healthy lifestyle after cancer treatment promotes both emotional and physical health and has been shown to benefit cancer survivors.
Below, you will find information on programs designed to help you improve your diet, quit smoking, begin or revitalize your exercise program, and make other lifestyle improvements. Class listings are included here as well as informative articles. You can also refer to our Online Resources page for an annotated listing of web information.
UCSF Classes and Programs
Choosing life and movement for breast cancer survivors, a comprehensive physical therapy program for breast cancer survivors.
Smoking Cessation Program Get help with stopping smoking through this award-winning UCSF program.
Nutrition references and online resources
American Dietetic Association http://www.eatright.org
American Institute for Cancer Research http://www.aicr.org
Arbor Nutrition Guide An extensive collection of reliable nutrition links on the Internet. http://arborcom.com
cancerrd.com A dietitian's cancer story. http://www.cancernutritioninfo.com
Consumer Lab Evaluates quality of over-the-counter supplements. http://www.consumerlab.com
Kansas State University Extension Human Nutrition http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/humannutrition/welcome.htm
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements Comprehensive information on dietary supplements. http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine http://www.pcrm.org/index.html
USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory A website with a search function for the nutrient content of various foods. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl
The Vegetarian Resource Group Provides vegetarian nutrition information and vegetarian recipes. http://www.vrg.org
Wellness Web Includes a nutrition index and alternative/complementary section. http://www.wellnessweb.com
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