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Cancer Survivors Learn About Nutrition at Luncheon

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Reporter: Angela Fowler Videographer: Jonathan Merryman

Danville, VA- Cancer survivors need to be especially careful about their diet and exercise, and on Thursday a group of survivors attended a luncheon to learn more about the best ways for them to stay healthy.

The VCU Massey Cancer Center conducted a "Lunch and Learn" program to help educate survivors and their caretakers.

Dr. Ning from VCU's School of Medicine & Ratia Kirby, VCU's nutrition specialist, talked about skin irritations swimming pool chlorine can create and how alcohol can cause mouth and breast cancer. 

One attendee has been breast cancer free for almost five years.

"I tried a recipe a couple of weeks ago that was tilapia wrapped in spinach leaves, and it was delicious, I'm sold on that one-but to incorporate more fish, more greens, cut out the sugars" said Linda Kelly, an audiology receptionist.

Experts also suggest substituting soy products for red meats.

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