Karen Anderson

About Karen Anderson

Karen completed her BAppSc in 2003 and started her first chronic disease studio.

Targeting Cancer: Upcoming classes to teach stress reduction and immunity boosting

Diane Butera was the picture of health 10 years ago. She was a yoga instructor who felt stronger than she had in a long time. So, when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it was a shock. “It felt like I was having an out-of-body experience because it was [...] Click here to view [...]

Posttraumatic stress disorder and breast cancer: Risk factors and the role of inflammation and endocrine function

This study was undertaken to investigate whether and how a breast cancer diagnosis can be a life‐changing and stressful experience that can lead to chronic mental health conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among survivors of breast cancer, an emerging body of literature has demonstrated several key environmental [...] Click here to view [...]

More breast cancer survivors are forgoing reconstruction and embracing implant-free bodies

A silicone gel breast implant. More breast cancer survivors are embracing the body-positive approach and forgoing implants. Nina Katayama has had "something like a thousand appointments" since a 3-D mammogram revealed an aggressive form of breast cancer that had already spread to her lymph nodes. The 51-year-old Minneapolis woman [...] Click here to view [...]

Supportive care to relieve cancer-related fatigue underutilised by breast cancer survivors

IMAGE: This is Dr. Di Meglio. view more Credit: ESMO Lugano, Switzerland, 22 May 2020 - Cancer-related fatigue is a prevalent and potentially persistent issue among breast cancer survivors, which can prevent them from returning to their previous life well after treatment ends and they are declared free of [...] Click here to view [...]

Sexual Healing After Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Sexual health and intimacy are important for overall well-being. It is usually safe to be intimate in many ways, including having sexual intercourse, during treatment for ovarian cancer. There may be a waiting period after some surgeries. Treatment, especially surgery, may put a woman in sudden, early menopause, which [...] Click here to view [...]

FitSteps for Life shifts to online encouragement to cancer patients until resuming in-person exercise sessions

Donna Bowers works out at the Christian Life Center at First Christian Church during the Fit Steps program on June 18, 2019. The Fit Steps Life program can benefit those who started to exercise on the first day of chemotherapy while having medical benefits from it. Gyms might be [...] Click here to view [...]

Women Frequently Encounter Employment, Insurance Issues After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A majority of women younger than 45 years faced employment and insurance coverage difficulties following treatment for early stage breast cancer, with 35% fearing loss of health insurance coverage if they left their current job during treatment—despite wanting to continue working. What major issues do survivors of breast cancer [...] Click here to view [...]

Half an hour of yoga a day could boost breast cancer survival rate by 70pc

Half an hour of yoga, walking or cycling a day boosts women's chances of surviving the deadliest breast cancers by almost 70 per cent, according to new research. Just 30 minutes of regular physical activity also slashes their risk of a tumour returning by more than half. It applies [...] Click here to view [...]

1,000 Chemo Care Packages Donated to Cancer Wellness Foundation

While many things have slowed down during the pandemic, unfortunately cancer has not. But newly diagnosed cancer patients will be receiving some extra comfort and care thanks to Leadership Montgomery. As a group project, Leadership Montgomery class members donated 1,000 chemo care packages to the Cancer Wellness Foundation of [...] Click here to view [...]