World Cancer Day 2018: We Can. I Can.

Each February 4th, Savor Health unites proudly with the rest of the world in the fight against Cancer, for World Cancer Day.  Each and every day, we make it our duty to help to positively drive effective progress in Cancer through the work that we do for our patients and those for whom we work.  

 

We Can. I Can.

We Can. I Can.  This is the tagline for 2018.  As we help those with cancer navigate their journey along the cancer care continuum, we also aim to provide a brief overview of the World Cancer Day initiative, so that YOU can do your part, through their website and beyond.  Because YOU CAN.  Are you ready to join us to make a change?  We encourage you to visit the World Cancer Day website, and follow along.  We Can. I Can

 

About

World Cancer Day takes place annually on February 4th, providing a spotlight for encouraging a unified concern for reducing the impact of cancer, by taking action.  8 million people will die of cancer this year, and 13.2 million, by 2030.  The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) leads the initiative, and it is the largest and oldest international cancer organization, working across 162 countries to reduce those statistics.

 

Every Action Counts

Do your part, and join us.  Large or small, anything and everything counts.  Here are some ways to help, as seen on the World Cancer Day website:

 

Savor Health

Nutrition, exercise and wellness are ways in which we help to fight cancer.  Encouraging healthy eating and exercise and wellness practices is our passion.  Through our work, we hope that we are not only helping to prevent cancer, but also improving the lives of cancer patients and their caregivers and family members through their journeys. Research is saying:

 

  • Eat more plant food
  • Eat less meat products
  • Cut back a bit on alcohol
  • Avoid inactivity
  • Get screened

 

Together: We Can. I Can. 

Happy World Cancer Day!

Jessica Iannotta, MS, RD, CSO, CDN

Jessica is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO). She studied nutrition at Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. She obtained her Master's degree through the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Jessica has worked in inpatient and outpatient oncology settings since 2001 in the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Jessica is in charge of all operations including clinical and culinary operations ranging from menu development to evidence-based website content, relationships with registered dietitians and social workers and developing processes and protocols for intake, management and outcomes analysis of patients.

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