When people lose their hair to cancer, they lose their ‘security blanket’

Confined to a hospital room, 15-year-old Vinesha Ramasamy’s body was responding to her first round of chemotherapy. The Ontario teen had recently been diagnosed with bone cancer and the treatment had made her so sick that she hadn’t left her reclining bed in nearly a month. Her hair, once [...] Click here to view [...]

When undergoing chemo or radiation, cancer patients need to avoid diseases. CDC provides vital tips.

About 650,000 cancer patients receive outpatient chemotherapy every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although chemo and radiation can extend cancer patients’ lives and help stamp out the disease, the treatments can put their lives at risk. Chemo and radiation kill cancer cells, but they [...] Click here to view [...]

Patrick Dempsey’s cancer center offers acupuncture, and he swears by the needle treatments himself, too

Patrick Dempsey started a non-profit cancer center in Maine, where his mother was treated for ovarian cancer. Dempsey told Insider that acupuncture is one of the most popular treatments offered at the Dempsey Center. Scientific studies suggest that acupuncture can help ease the nausea and vomiting that are often [...] Click here to view [...]

Fighting Breast cancer: Follow these 7 steps apart from the treatment

Jayasree Reddy, Senior Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Apollo Cradle, Hyderabad Breast Cancer can be devastating for any woman. If you are above 50, your struggle will increase significantly. There are a few things that you can do apart from the treatment that will help you fight breast cancer. This includes [...] Click here to view [...]

New Rx for cancer patients: exercise

Since Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in 2006, the now 57-year-old has embraced a workout routine that led to recent headlines like, "Sheryl Crow's Secret to Killer Arms." Her favorite routine: "I have a rowing machine, and I knock out 20 to 45 minutes first [...] Click here to view [...]

Mindfulness May Be Balm for Breast Cancer Patients

HealthDay Reporter advanced breast cancer might find mindfulness can ease their pain, anxiety and depression , a new study suggests. Mindfulness is the ability to keep your mind focused on the present moment. "Mindfulness helps us relate to our thoughts, emotions and physical symptoms in a different way," said [...] Click here to view [...]

Astronaut exercise programs may help cancer patients, researchers say

What happens to your body in space? 04:58 (CNN)The rigors and challenges of spaceflight are remarkably similar to the physical stress cancer patients experiment during chemotherapy and other treatments, according to researchers. For that reason, the researchers suggest that the countermeasures program used by astronauts before, during and after [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer affects more than just your health

1 in 4 South Africans will be affected by cancer. Despite how widespread cancer is, a diagnosis always comes as a shock. When you have a family to think about, it brings up a lot of questions. How will it affect them? How will it change you? How much [...] Click here to view [...]

Complementary cancer therapies ‘do more harm than good’

Herbal compounds such as garlic, ginger and ginseng can delay the healing of skin wounds Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their treatment working, a cancer conference has heard. Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example, [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-11-14T10:37:08-05:00November 14th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, News & Latest Research|0 Comments