Rebecca Paden, BCND

It’s the food
By Rebecca Paden, BCND

Recently I attended and spoke at a cancer survivor banquet. After the luncheon one of my patients came up to me and said “you know what is missing? More discussion about prevention. We discussed treatment, detection and research but nothing about prevention.” She was spot on. My mentor, Dr. John McDougall, M.D. published the first study accepted in a scientific journal on the dietary treatment of breast cancer which was published in 1982.

Clinical trials: should you volunteer?

A clinical trial is a research study in which volunteers receive investigational treatments under the supervision of a physician and trained research professionals. These treatments are developed by pharmaceutical companies who select qualified physicians to be their Investigators.

Extended care facility garden recognized by Audubon group 
Garden provides residents with fulfilling hobby

Lawrenceville, Ga. – Gwinnett Extended Care Center (GECC) at Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville has received certification from the Atlanta Audubon Society as a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary. GECC is one of only two retirement communities/nursing homes in metropolitan Atlanta to achieve this recognition.

Katie Michaud, Director of GMC’s oncology services.
Program helps patients fight common, complex cancer 
Lung cancer screening program recognized as center of excellence 

Lawrenceville – The Cancer Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) was recently recognized by the Lung Cancer Alliance as a Center of Excellence for their lung screening program. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second leading cause of all deaths in the United States. 

The sun knows no season

Sun damage is an infamous factor in the development of skin cancer and aging.  With the summer heat blazing, it is inevitable to completely shield your skin from harmful, potentially cancer-causing ultraviolet (UV) rays.  Luckily there are numerous cosmetic treatments we offer that can help you prevent skin cancer and treat sun damage for those long-term sun worshippers. When combined, these treatments can revive the skin by restoring it to the healthy glow of our youth:

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