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June 07, 2022
192: Raising Awareness on Cancer Survivorship with Dr. Amy Herman Comander and Dr. Simran Malhotra

Let’s honor all cancer survivors in today's episode as we celebrate their month of conquering this life-threatening disease. Dr. Amy Herman Comander and Dr. Simran Malhotra join us to talk about preventive measures and the en...


Let’s honor all cancer survivors in today's episode as we celebrate their month of conquering this life-threatening disease. Dr. Amy Herman Comander and Dr. Simran Malhotra join us to talk about preventive measures and the enormous influence of healthy lifestyle changes on their quality of life and longevity.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • The deeper significance of cancer survivor month
  • What is the most common symptom experienced by patients with cancer?
  • How lifestyle medicine can optimize cancer patients' and survivors' health and wellbeing
  • Nutritional resources and evidence-based diet modification for cancer 
  • Best practices for cancer patients to deal with stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Why is substance abuse considered a risk factor for cancer recurrence?

Resources mentioned in this episode

About Dr. Amy Herman Comander and Dr. Simran Malhotra

Dr. Amy Herman Comander is a breast oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. She is Director of Breast Oncology and Survivorship at the Mass General Cancer Center in Waltham and at Newton Wellesley Hospital, and Medical Director of the Mass General Cancer Center in Waltham. 

In collaboration with Dr. Beth Frates and Dr. Michelle Tollefson, she has launched “PAVING the Path to Wellness,” a lifestyle medicine-based program for breast cancer survivors. 

Dr. Simran Malhotra is a triple board-certified physician in internal medicine, hospice & palliative care, and lifestyle medicine. She is a member of the ACLM women’s health member interest group and serves as the co-chair of the breast cancer subcommittee  alongside Dr. Amy Comander.

A BRCA 1 previvor with a strong family history of breast & female reproductive cancers. She underwent a risk-reducing bilateral mastectomy & total hysterectomy in 2020. 

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