LivingWell presents info on vitamins, supplements, and cancer treatment

By on March 16, 2011

GENEVA—Christopher George, MD, of LaGrange Oncology Associates/Delnor Hospital, and Sandra Hunter, Registered Dietician of Delnor Hospital will present “The Truth about Vitamins and Supplements in Cancer Treatment,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, 1803 W. State St. in Geneva.

Dr. George will cut through the conflicting information about vitamins, herbs and other supplements, discuss their safety, and provide an update on what the research shows for the use of these therapies during and after cancer treatment.

“A well-balanced diet is the foundation of good nutrition before, during and after cancer therapy,” Dr. George said. “Still, there can sometimes be a role for vitamin and other dietary supplements as an adjunct to the healthy foods we eat. This talk should help clarify when this is appropriate, as well as explore potential dangers in using supplements indiscriminately.”

Hunter, RD, LDN, MS, will also discuss the functions of nutrients and what may or may not be right for a person to include in their diet during or after cancer treatment.

“Eating healthy during cancer treatment is important for the healing process,” Hunter said. “Your body needs a variety of nutrients to help recover and feel good. While eating nutrient-rich foods including fruits, vegetables and whole grains is safe, taking dietary supplements may not offer the same benefits.”

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required at (630) 262-1111.