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CAPE GAZETI, Friday, March 13 - March 19, 1998 - 41 Whole Foods Expo '98 offers info to cancer patients The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education will hold its sixth annual event honoring Na- tional Nutritional Month, with its Whole Foods Expo '98, on Sun- day, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Doubletree Ho- tel, Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia. The program is geared to edu- cating the public about how phy- tonutrients, juicing, sprouting, liv- ing foods, herbs, enzymes and whole food supplements can help promote vibrant health for the whole family. In past years, exhibitors have included representatives from a wide variety of health and nutri- tion sources, including Fresh Fields, Cell Tech, Juice Plus, Shaklee, Emprise, Multipure, Ky- olic, Sun Chlorella and more. Adjuvant nutrition and oncolog- ic treatment can be synergistic, not antagonistic. For those patients who have not elected to pursue the alternative concept of cancer treatment through biological repair, there are still multiple advantages of implementing nutrition as part of a comprehensive cancer therapy. They include avoiding malnu- trition, minimizing treatment side effects, making medical therapy more selectively toxic to tumor tissue while protecting healthy tis- sue, stimulating immune re- sponse, modulating hormone lev- els, influencing tumor growth fac- tors, inhibiting tumor angiogene- sis, and improving quality of life and disease outcome. The topic of nutritional support for the cancer patient is extremely complex, covering dietary factors as well as vitamin and mineral supplementation, botanicals, an- tioxidants and enzymes. One area of particular confusion and controversy is the use of an- tioxidant vitamins. Questions as to toxicity, effica- Mammography van tovisit Rehoboth Beach March 31 Mammography screening for the early detection of breast cancer will be offered at the parking lot of the Village Improvement Associa- tion, a General Federation of Women's Club member, on March 31, 1998, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Village Improvement Asso- ciation (VIA) building is located at Boardwalk and Grenoble Av- enue, just south of the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. Screening will be offered by Mammography of Delaware, the state's only mobile mammogra- phy service. Mammography of Delaware is certified by the FDA and accredit- ed through the American College of Radiology. Through the dedicated commit- ment from the state's division of Public Health and Christiana Care Health Services (formally Medical Center of Delaware), Mammogra- phy of Delaware provides a cost- -effective, convenient method for early detection of breast cancer. Delaware has had one of the highest death rates from breast cancer in the country. The American Cancer Society recommends that women 40 and older, can lower that high breast cancer mortality rate by having an annual mammogram along with an exam by their health-care profes- sional and by practicing monthly, breast self-examinations. When detected early, more than 95 percent of women can be suc- cessfully treated and cured. Call Mamm0graphy of Delaware, toll free, at 800-654- 0606 to register for an appoint- ment at the VIA building on March 31, 1998. ,11 ASSOCIATESIN MEDICINE, P.A. NANCY A. UNION, M.D. KEVIN E S. WALLACE, M.D. SUE ISAACS, EA.-C Internal Medicine Ages 16 and Older RENATA B. DIDYK, M.D. ' Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Endocrinology (diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid, and other glandular disorders). 645-6644 119 W. Third Street, Lewes, DE Hours Monday-Friday by Appointment New Patients Welcome Accepting Medicare * Principal Health Care * AmeriHealth Blue Cross/Blue Shield Aetna-US Healthcare cy, and interference with treat- ments have all be cited as reasons patients should avoid supplemen- tation, but the clinical research demonstrates otherwise. Loading the cancer patient with therapeutic levels of antioxidants (vitamins C, E, carotenes, seleni- um and some botanicals) can make medical therapy more selec- tively cytotoxic; tumor cells do not absorb antioxidants as effi- ciently as do healthy cells. In research with vitamin E, for example, one study found that 1,600 IU daily for one week prior to beginning chemotherapy, al- lowed 69 percent of patients to keep their hair ("New England Journal of Medicine," 1985). In a double-blind study, 67 per- cent of patients given topical vita- min E for chemotherapy-induced mucositus improved, while only 11 percent of patients on placebo showed improvement ("American Journal of Medicine," 1992). Several; studies have used multinutrient factors with con- ventional treatment. In Finnish research, 18 patients with small cell lung cancer took chemotherapy and radiation along with high doses of vitamins, min- erals and fatty acids. Eight of 18 patients (44 percent) were still alive six years after ther- apy, compared with a 1 percent expected survival at 30 months under normal treatment ("Anti- cancer Research," 1992). At West Virginia Medical School, 65 patients with carcino- ma of the bladder took either a "one-a-day" vitamin supplement, providing the RDA or the RDA supplement, plus 40,000 IU vita- min A, 100 mg B6, 2,000 mg vita- min C, 400 IU vitamin E and 90 mg zinc. At 10 months, tumor recurrence was 80 percent in the RDA group and only 40 percent in the megavitamin group ("Journal of Urology," 1994). According to Patrick Quillin, R.D., Ph.D., former vice president of nutrition at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, "Adjuvant nutrition and traditional oncology will likely blossom...into the ac- cepted mode of human, cost-ef- fective, and clinically effective cancer treatment." Fresh Foods Whole Market, a sponsor of the event, is the word's largest retailer of natural and organic foods, with more than 70 stores throughout the country. The chain pledges to offer the freshest, widest variety of quality and organically grown produce at the most competitive prices possi- ble. Adhering to strict quality stan- dards, the stores feature only pure, natural, nonirradiated foods that are free of artificial additives, sweeteners and preservatives; fresh seafood, poultry and mvat free of growth hormones, antibi- otics, nitrates or other chemicals; unbleached, unbromated grain products; and household and per- sonal care products proven safe through nonanimal testing meth- ods. The expo is $15; students and seniors pay $10. A vegetarian lunch for $16 is available. Pay- ment should be mailed, with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education, P.O. Box 48, Wynnewood, PA 19096. DELAWARE BAY SURGICAL SERVICE mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm|mmmmmm Specializing in Vascular, Oncologic, Thoracic and General Surgery 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, Delaware 19958 (302) 645-3712