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Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Care

Posted by Vivian Klaver on 30 April 2020
Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Care
Let's start by saying: No, keto is not suitable for everyone or for every cancer type. In mainstream media, "keto" has become a bit of a buzz word, particularly for fast weight loss and for supercharged energy levels. Bulletproof coffees, MCT oil, and butter and bacon seem to be back on the menu. Since realising its application in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy, there is plenty of emerging research around other clinical applications for this high fat diet. The ...

Natural and effective treatment for mucositis

Posted by MIOG support team on 15 April 2020
Natural and effective treatment for mucositis
Oral mucositis is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It presents as swollen mouth and/or gums, ulcers in the mouth or on the lips, painful swallowing, feelings of dryness or burning in the mouth and throat, reflux-type sensations, and increased mucous or saliva in the mouth. Mucositis can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, however if in the mouth (ie oral mucositis) it is particularly noticeable and painful.   Why am I getting mucositis ...

Genetic Testing in Cancer Care

Posted by MIOG support team on 8 April 2020
Genetic Testing in Cancer Care
Genes are what make you, you. It is the information passed down from parents to children, to determine things like eye colour, skin tone and height. Under the surface, it also determines all biochemical processes like metabolism, hormone production, how your body uses nutrients, and the predisposition for health conditions.
How much do we know about genes and genetic mutations in relation to cancer? When it comes to cancer, you may know that certain genes or genetic mutations are link...

What is Lymphoedema?

Posted by Sachini Ganhewa on 1 April 2020
What is Lymphoedema?
Lymphoedema is a chronic condition where there is an excessive build-up of protein rich fluid in a part of the lymphatic system, which causes localised swelling. Lymphoedema can occur as a result of cancer treatment where lymph nodes that are normally responsible for filtering the lymph fluid are either removed by surgery or affected by the use of radiation therapy. Approximately 20% of patients treated for breast, melanoma, gynaecological or prostate cancer will develop secondary lymphoe...

A letter to our community

Posted by Tanya Wells on 26 March 2020
A letter to our community
Dear MIOG Community. Well there goes another week where the themes are physical distancing, anxiety and uncertainty. It can be very stressful time for oncology patients, especially with treatment - induced immune effects and changes to your current treatment plans and options.  The results of efforts are looking promising, and the distancing measures are succeeding at "flattening the curve". We are, however, still at the beginning of a long road ahead. Ipatien encourage e...

Breast cancer - a story of love, loss and transformation.

Posted by MIOG Community on 12 March 2020
Breast cancer - a story of love, loss and transformation.
My story is one of love, loss and transformation. It began four years ago with my husband's suicide.
I responded to his death the only way I knew how: I was stoic and resilient. After taking a couple of months off work, I went back to my executive role. I went back to competitive running. I saw a counsellor each Wednesday to "schedule" my grief, but otherwise soldiered on with life and thought I was coping really well.
Two and a half years later, in November 2018, I found a...

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All about the Thyroid

Posted by Dr Shala Rasouli on 9 July 2020
All about the Thyroid
What is the thyroid gland and what does it do? Thyroid is a highly vascularised butterfly-shaped gland that is lo...
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