Amy Thomas

Patient Expert

Amy wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Cancer and Nutrition.

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Feeding A Child With No Appetite

It’s hard enough getting any three year old to eat, but parents of children with cancer face a special challenge ensuring their child is getting adequate calories each day. In addition to natural childhood stubbornness about food, treatment side effe...

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The Benefits of Garlic

The anti-cancer properties of garlic were first recognized in the 1950’s when scientists linked allicin, a principal component of garlic, to tumor inhibition. Since then scientific investigation has consistently demonstrated that regular garlic consu...

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End of Life

End of Life Care and Diet

While for most people the primary goal of eating and drinking is to sustain energy and life, the goal of nutritional care for those with advanced cancer is quite different. Advanced cancer usually refers to cancer that can no longer be cured, and car...

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Dealing with Constipation During Cancer

Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint in the United States, affecting more than 4 million Americans and accounting for more than two million visits to the doctor each year. While the groups most often affected are women and adult...