Think of today's entry as something that is good for you, perhaps the blog equivalent of a mountain of leafy green vegetables. As I write that, I think I need a different metaphor as I am actually a big fan of all kinds of green vegetables. As a total aside, even if you think you don't like brussel sprouts, consider making the Kung Pao Brussel Sprouts from last month's Bon Appetit: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/kung-pao-brussels-sprouts. That recipe may be the very best thing you will ever get from this blog.
Since I have sadly not been hired to write a food or cooking column, I need to return to the subject at hand. Here is a bridge of sorts: if you have finished active cancer treatment and are having difficulty maintaining or losing weight, consider joining our wonderful monthly group focused on this issue. We meet one Monday a month to talk about strategies, share specific suggestions or recipes, hear about some kind of physical activity (yoga, for example), and stay in weekly touch between meetings. Contact me for more details.
Today, however, I want to give you some vocabulary to save. This is probably not a column that you want to read straight through, but it is something that you might bookmark and keep; it likely will be useful at some point. ASCO's Cancer Net has lots of useful information, and these vocabulary lists are especially so. Here are three:
Statistics Terms: http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/cancer-basics/statistics-terms
Basic Cancer Terms: http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/cancer-basics/basic-cancer-terms
Treatment Terms: http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/cancer-basics/treatment-terms