Home-based exercise, weight loss interventions do not improve breast cancer-related lymphedema

A home-based exercise and/or weight loss intervention failed to improve breast cancer-related lymphedema outcomes among breast cancer survivors with overweight, according to results from the WISER Survivor randomized trial published in JAMA Oncology . “The present study sought to test the effects of exercise, weight loss and combined exercise [...] Click here to view [...]

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients

(Reuters Health) - Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research. The low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the European Journal [...] Click here to view [...]

I found a lump in my breast. Now what?

All lumps are not equal, and finding one does not necessarily mean you have breast cancer. Any change in your breast tissue should be discussed with a doctor. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses in Utah, with 115 cases per 100,000 wome n in 2015. [...] Click here to view [...]

Breast cancer survivors can lift weights, get manicures and garden, say doctors

Breast cancer survivors can lift weights, get manicures and garden, say doctors Doctors say breast cancer survivors can slowly reintroduce weight lifting into their routine For more than 25 years, breast cancer survivors were given a lifelong, life-changing warning: do not lift anything over five pounds, avoid getting manicures, [...] Click here to view [...]

Yes, breast cancer survivors, you can lift weights, get manicures and garden

Breast cancer survivors are encouraged to garden with gloves to avoid any lymphedema risks. (iStock) For more than 25 years, many breast cancer survivors were given a lifelong, life-changing warning: Do not lift anything over five pounds, avoid getting manicures, taking saunas or even gardening since it might lead [...] Click here to view [...]

Connect with Nature to Nurture Your Body

Spending time in nature can be one of the most healing things you can do on your Healthy Breast path . If you already make it a priority to connect with the trees, beaches or rolling hills in your region, this may seem obvious. If you don’t, however, you [...] Click here to view [...]

9 Things No One Tells You About Having Breast Cancer

Having breast cancer is one of those experiences that’s impossible to understand unless you’ve walked through it step by terrible step. Talking about the bizarre, awful reality of having this illness with people who haven’t been there can be hard—but those who have been in your shoes can offer [...] Click here to view [...]

Life After a Mastectomy: Tips for a Healthy Recovery

In the past ten or so years, mastectomy surgeries have risen by as much as 36%. There are many reasons why people may choose to have one or even both of their breasts removed. In some cases, it may be because they have already been diagnosed with breast cancer [...] Click here to view [...]

Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease

Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. However, some treatment options put these women at greater risk for a number of other health problems. A new study out of Brazil shows that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater [...] Click here to view [...]

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