Food and cancer risk - the connection

What's the connection? 

Eating well and getting enough physical activity can reduce the risk for cancer occurrence by up to 61%. Even better, you don’t have to make a lot of changes all at once.

How simple changes can make a big difference.

Join registered dietitian nutritionist Elizabeth McGreal for a free virtual cooking demonstration. Learn about the nutritional benefits of the ingredients used to make a cauliflower crust pizza and how certain foods can help lower your risk of getting cancer.

Click here to download or print the recipe card.

Food and cancer risk


Are you at higher risk of developing cancer?

Having a higher risk of developing cancer is something that can be identified and closely monitored to reduce risk and address concerns as soon as possible. If any of the following apply to your life, you may benefit from a visit with the high risk cancer program:
  • You have multiple close relatives with a history of breast cancer
  • Your family has a known gene mutation with associated increased breast cancer risks
  • You have a history of breast biopsy proven atypical hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
  • You have had chest wall radiation
  • You have a family history of male breast cancer
  • You are of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry

For more information, or to schedule an appointment call 269.932.9337 or click here.

General and condition- specific nutrition

Spectrum Health Lakeland dietitians offer preventive nutrition and meal planning and specialize and provide counseling related to:
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Pre-diabetes or type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes
  • Eating disorders
  • Food allergies
  • Gastrointestinal disorders: celiac disease, cirrhosis, Crohn’s disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney disease
  • Preventive nutrition and meal planning
  • Weight management/obesity
  • Women’s health: osteoporosis, anemia, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

For more information, or to schedule an appointment call 269.556.7171 or click here.

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