Chemotherapy Specialist Sioux City IA

If nausea or vomiting makes eating difficult, you may become deficient in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are critical for myriad bodily functions. One type of omega-3, called EPA, may help immune cells recognize and destroy cancer cells and thus slow their spread.

Gerald D Hagin
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Radha M Rao
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Gregory Dale Naden, MD
(608) 251-6868
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hospital Med Center, Madison, Wi
Group Practice: Southern Wis Radiotherapy Ctr

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Stephen P Kahanic
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Gerald D Hagin, MD
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Siouxland Hematology Oncology

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Stephen Phillip Kahanic, MD
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1986

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John Charles Michalak, MD
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Sioux City, Ia; St Lukes Reg Medctr, Sioux City, Ia; Shelby County Myrtue Mem Hosp, Harlan, Ia
Group Practice: Siouxland Hematology-Oncology

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Donald B Wender
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Gregory D Naden
(712) 252-9392
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Dr.Donald Wender
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Sioux City, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Healthy Solutions:The Chemo Conundrum: How to Stay Healthy when Robbed of Essential Nutrients

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By Kathy Summers

Think chemotherapy, and hair loss often comes to mind. But loss of appetite, a far more serious problem, often accompanies treatment as well. Both chemo and radiation therapy cause nausea, vomiting, altered sense of taste and smell (food sometimes tastes like metal), sore mouth and throat, diarrhea, and constipation, any one of which can suppress appetite. As a consequence, cancer patients can become underweight and malnourished, drained of the energy and strength they need to heal.

“Most people don’t realize that 40 percent or more of cancer patients actually die from malnutrition,” says Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS, a clinical nutritionist in Encinitas, California. Good nutrition and supplements can help combat this, but unfortunately, many oncologists cling to an old mindset that rejects supplements out of concern that they’ll interfere with treatment, says Charles B. Simone, MD, medical oncologist, immunologist, and radiation oncologist at the Simone Protective Cancer Center, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. However, Simone’s recent survey of 280 peer-reviewed studies should lay many of these fears to rest. Most of the studies found that dietary supplements did not interact negatively with treatments. Along with supplying needed nutrients, many of them actually improved the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation, reduced appetite-suppressing side effects, and even increased survival chances. So include a cancer nutrition expert as part of your healthcare team, says Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and president of Gaynor Integrative Oncology in New York City. Based on your type of cancer and dietary habits and on blood tests that determine your levels of vitamins, heavy metal toxicity, and immune function, nutrition experts can customize a strategy to keep you well nourished. While individual needs vary, here are six of the experts’ top picks for nutritional support.

Fish Oil. If nausea or vomiting makes eating difficult, you may become deficient in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are critical for myriad bodily functions. One type of omega-3, called EPA, may help immune cells recognize and destroy cancer cells and thus slow their spread, says Quillin. Dosage: At least one 1,000 mg capsule of fish oil daily, containing about 400 mg of omega-3 from EPA, DHA, and ALA. Better yet, up to 1 tablespoon daily of chilled liquid cod liver oil (which contains more than 3,000 mg of omega-3 oils).

Curcumin. The popular curry spice turmeric gets its yellow color from curcumin. This potent antioxidant has been shown to induce cancer cell suicide without damaging healthy cells, helping you stay vigorous throughout your treatment. Plus, a dash of turmeric spices up the flavor—and palatability—of your food. Dosage: 100 to 800 mg curcumin in capsule form daily or liberal use of turmeric in foods.

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Author: Kathy Summers

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