On today’s episode, I am speaking with Dr. Amy Comander. Dr. Comander is a breast oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, the Director of Breast Oncology and Cancer 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. She is the Director of Lifestyle Medicine at the Mass General Cancer Center (the first cancer center to have a dedicated lifestyle medicine program!) She is also an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is dedicated to improving the quality of life, well-being, and outcome of individuals with cancer through important lifestyle interventions, including exercise, diet, and mind/body interventions. She truly practices what she preaches and is an avid marathon runner and has run ten consecutive Boston Marathons so far. In collaboration with Dr Beth Frates, she has launched “PAVING the Path to Wellness,” a 12-week lifestyle medicine-based survivorship program for women with breast cancer and is the first oncologist on the Board of Directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Comander shares the 6 pillars of lifestyle medicine and why they are each important (hint: lifestyle medicine is much more than just diet and exercise). If you are looking to build on healthy habits, improve health and reduce risk of disease through healthy living, this episode is for you! Check out more of her work on Instagram @dramycomander.