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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 29- September 4, 1997- 36 Cancer Watch For cancer prevention, control: take food course A unique nine-hour training Among the topics to be covered "The public The course fee, $30 per day or ment in Cancer Education at 610- course in food preparation for cancer prevention and control will be offered on the Main Line on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-7, from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Part I will" be held in Wynnewood, Pa., and parts II and III will be held in Malvern. Sponsored by the Center for Advancement in Cancer Educa- tion, the class-will include three hours of nutrition theory and six hours of kitchen practicum. Participants will learn how to support the immune system, and through proper diet, how to help protect the body from the side ef- fects of chemotherapy and radia- tion treatments. Blood platele transfusions Critically ill patients, such as those with cancer or leukemia, re- ceive transfusions of platelets to help keep them alive. The Blood Bank of Delaware/Eastern Shore began platelet collections at its Dover site on Thursday, Aug. 21. The Blood Bank now has two platelet collection sites - Dover and Newark. The demand for platelets, coupled with donors' in- terest in the platelet program, led to the Blood Bank's need for a second site. Last Thursday's pheresis opera- tions came just four months after the Blood Bank opened its new site on Saulsbury Road on April 23. After years of planning the site. with special designs to ac- commodate pheresis donors, six appointments were scheduled for platelet collection. Although the Blood Bank has received, nearly 200 applications from Dover-area residents for the platelet program, many donors are still needed to meet the needs of patients. Large quantities of platelets are required for cancer and leukemia patmnts, who 6ndezgo chemother- Fitness Tip of the Week WHAT IS A SPRAIN 9 A sprain is defined as a trau- matic injury to the tendon. muscles or ligaments around a joint characterized by pain, swelling and dislocation. Sprains are classified as fol- lows: Group I sprains will stretch but not tear the fibers: Group II sprains involve some tearing; and Group III sprains are complete ruptures. Suhntitted by Robert Cairo 1i 'eased phyxica I therapist. 77dewater Physical Therapy. 945-511 I. are fats and immune response, acid-alkaline balance, food en- zymes, toxicity reactions, food combining, living foods, raw veg- etable juices, thermos cooked grains,, sprouting, seed and nut beverages, healthful milk and sug- ar substitutes, etc. Course instructors are Susan Silberstein, Ph.D, executive direc- tor of the center, and Loreta Vainius, M.A. Vainius holds a masters degree in food and nutrition from New York University, worked previ: ously as a hospital dietitian and completed advanced studies in nu- tritional healing at the Gerson and Wigmore Institutes. t,i needed for transplants apy and radiation therapy, which destroy the fast-growing cancer cells. Platelets, which are the cells that begin the clotting process within the body when a blood ves- sel is tom or damaged, are also de- stroyed. Approximately 250 platelet donors are currently needed each month in the Delmarva region. The need for this blood compo- nent is growing as it becomes the product of choice by physicians treating cancer patients at hospi- tals in the region. -Unlike whole blood, which has a shelf life of 42 days, platelets can be kept outside the body for only five days. This short life span, coupled with the high de- - Continued on page 38 senses that nu- trition is ex- tremely impor- tant in cancer control, but most doctors aren't trained to provide that kind of infor- mition," Silber- SILBERSTEIN stein said. "This is an extremely popular course which has always sold out. Over the last 17 years, it has re- ceived enthusiastic response from doctors, nurses, home health aides, cancer patients, family members and prevention seekers," said Silberstein. $80 for all three days, includes printed materials, a handbook, and lots of tasting. Seating is limited.; advance registrations are required. To register, or for further informa- tion, call the Center for Advance- 642-4810. The center is a non- profit cancer information, coun- seling and referral agency which focuses on combining the body's natural healing potential with ad- vances in medical science. "Second Time Around" New & Used Clothing for Ladies and Gents ,t 4t "WANTED , THIS Cruise, Fancy & " WEEK Mother 0fthe Bride Dresses " t .t " Hours Tuesday - Friday Ill - 4 ,Saturday 11 - 2 4* 4* -It Henlopen Junction, Rehoboth Avenue Extended 227:3550 ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES OF SOUTHERN DELAWARE, P.A. John E. Spieker, M.D., F.C.S. Wilson C. Choy, M.D. announce the association of W'dllam A. Thomas, Jr., M.D. specializing in Neurology and Electromyography 701 Savannah Road, Suite A Lewes, Delaware 19958 (302) 645-8126 771 E. Masten Circle, Suite 115 Milford, Delaware 19963 (302) 422-5242 Now Offering Expanded Urological Services Including: . Female Urological Problems . 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