Can I still take supplements?

If you are already taking supplements, we highly recommend that you discuss that up front with your care team. They will determine what you should or shouldn’t take during treatment to make your treatment as safe and effective as possible.  

What supplements should I take?

Depending on several factors, certain supplements may be recommended. This will be determined by your provider and/or dietitian. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions regarding supplements you are interested in taking.  

Should I be worried about weight loss?

Weight loss can be divided into two categories: intentional and unintentional. Intentional weight loss can be a result of someone trying to lose weight through food choices or movement. But often, in cancer treatment, we see unintentional weight loss, or weight loss without someone trying, sometimes due to increased stress. This type of weight loss […]

What foods should I include in my diet?

We encourage food intake that nourishes the body without guilt or shame, practicing flexibility and giving yourself grace when it comes to making food choices. Food is meant to be enjoyed. Treatment may come with side effects that make it difficult to eat or enjoy certain foods. Research encourages us to eat as many plants […]

What foods should I avoid?

Raw/unpasteurized animal products (fish, undercooked meat, unpasteurized milk/cheese, raw eggs, etc.) Food that doesn’t make you feel well after eating. Food that you are allergic to.

Does sugar affect my cancer diagnosis?

Sugar itself is not a cancer-causing substance. A diet routinely high in added sugars from sweetened beverages and foods can contribute to inflammation in the body that may put individuals at an increased risk for developing chronic diseases including cancers. Sugar is found naturally in many foods we consider to be healthy choices, so instead, […]

Evolving Beyond Green Bay Oncology: Cancer Covered Season 3 Announcement

In this Season 2 finale of Cancer Covered, we reflect on the growth and evolution of Green Bay Oncology as it transitions to a new name that better reflects its expanded mission and reach. Dr. Mitch Winkler shares the exciting changes to come in Season 3 and a few of the upcoming topics that will include tips for communicating with children about cancer, discussions about diagnoses with loved ones, and explanations of commonly asked questions in the field of oncology. Plus, look for more fascinating stories from the world of cancer medicine.

Encore: Our Mission

In this episode, we’re joined by the pioneering founders of Green Bay Oncology – Dr. Paul Koch, Dr. Skip McGovern, Dr. Jules Blank, and Dr. Gerald Bayer – along with Dr. Tony Jaslowski, a dedicated oncologist and hematologist at GBO. Our conversation delves into our practice’s roots, exploring the establishment of a service and ethics-driven team approach. We reflect on how this ethos and culture, which prioritize teamwork, camaraderie, and equality, have flourished at GBO since its inception.

Encore: Cancer Care Then & Now

Cancer research and treatment has come a long way over the last few decades. From having only a handful of treatment options and medications at our disposal in the late 1970s and early 80s to now having a wide range of treatment options, the ability to diagnose and treat cancer earlier, and even cure many different types of cancer – the evolution of cancer treatment and care has significantly evolved.

Our founders – Dr. Paul Koch, Dr. Skip McGovern, Dr. Jules Blank, and Dr. Gerald Bayer – witnessed cancer treatment’s evolution and revolution first-hand.

The Do’s and Dont’s of Talking to Cancer Patients

In today’s episode, Kyla and Mitch delve into the uncomfortable conversations surrounding cancer. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, they explore the reasons behind our anxiety when talking to someone with cancer. Discussing the fear of saying the wrong thing, the desire to reassure the patient, and the discomfort of confronting our mortality, they draw from their experiences and conversations with cancer patients; Kyla and Mitch shed light on the various ways individuals cope with their diagnosis. They address people’s common missteps when engaging with cancer patients, such as offering dismissive reassurances or prying into personal details.