Play Ball! AICR’s Guide to Cancer Prevention at the Ballpark

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Summer is heating up, and so is baseball season. From little league games to professional stadiums, baseball is one of America’s favorite pastimes. Here, AICR breaks down some of the most popular ballpark foods and offers some healthier alternatives to make sure you cover all the bases in eating a delicious, cancer-protective diet.

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A Patriotic “No Cook” Cake

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with this fun no-bake “cake” the whole family will enjoy. Fresh summer watermelon makes a sturdy base and is rich in vitamin C and carotenoids which offer cancer-protective potential. Show off the rich red melon color and serve without frosting. Or create a sweet and tangy frosting with protein-packed Greek yogurt mixed with a small amount of cream cheese and a little whipped cream.

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Cancer Survivors: A Growing Population with Evolving Needs

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The number of cancer survivors continues to grow, and is expected to exceed 22.1 million in the United States by 2030, according to a newly published report. As that group expands and includes more people living longer after cancer, we need to expand our way of thinking about survivors’ needs.

Changing Survivorship Concerns
Of today’s cancer survivors, 68% have passed the often-cited mark of five-year survival after diagnosis. In fact, nearly half are more than 10 years out from diagnosis. Cancer survivors can face a variety of additional health issues that vary with the type of cancer and its treatment, age, and health problems that existed or were emerging before cancer diagnosis. The good news is that these challenges are becoming more widely recognized, with whole new branches of oncology care aimed at addressing them.

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