Why Cancer CAREPoint?
When I was first diagnosed, one of my reactions was “Really? Wow, what caused this?” My family does not have a history of colon cancer. I am not a heavy drinker, I’m not diabetic, I’m not a smoker, last I checked I’m not obese, I exercise regularly … so what could it be? I think it was my “low fiber, high fat” diet. Given my fast paced lifestyle, I had a processed food diet. In addition, I’ve always had the belief that I could eat whatever I want because I’ll just burn it off. I no longer think that’s true. I needed nutrition help, and I wanted help specific to my active lifestyle and cancer diagnosis.
I found this through a SJ organization called Cancer CAREPoint. They are located in San Jose by the Good Samaritan hospital and provide services for cancer patients, survivors, and their family regardless of healthcare affiliation. And, their initial servics are free!
Through Cancer CAREPoint, I have had free 1:1 consultations with 2 certified nutritionists. Their feedback is specific to my active lifestyle, cancer, and limited abilities in the kitchen. They also have weekly nutrition meetings that have helped keep me thinking about nutrition in executable terms. Cancer CAREPoint also provides other services – massage therapy, guided imagery, counseling, and resources – to help cancer patients navigate a new way of life.
About Cancer CAREpoint
Cancer CAREpoint is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming support for cancer patients, families and caregivers in Silicon Valley through personalized, one-on-one Counseling, Assistance, Resources and Education. We provide non-medical support to any individual in Silicon Valley impacted by cancer regardless of where they receive medical care, their cancer type or their insurance status. For more information visit their website or call 408.402.6611. You can donate online directly to Cancer CAREpoint on behalf of Wipeout Cancer.
Recently Caroline Lee joined Rob Tufel, the Executive Director at Cancer CAREpoint for an interview on KBAY. Listen below.
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