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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Physical activity before, after breast cancer treatment ‘consistently associated’ with improved survival

Physical activity before and after breast cancer treatment appeared associated with significant reductions in recurrence and mortality rates among a cohort of patients with high-risk disease, according to study results published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Researchers additionally found that patients who consistently engaged in lower [...] Click here to view [...]

Salon that specializes in oncology aesthetics reopens with client’s safety as top priority

CORALVILLE, Iowa. (KCRG) - When you walk inside Skin Deep Salon and Spa in North Liberty, you wouldn’t assume their clientele is any different from other salons. “We are a full-service day spa with a special interest in cancer care," said Owner Tracy Lacina. Lacina has run Skin Deep [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer patients facing increased anxiety during lockdown says charity boss

A leading cancer charity boss has said that people diagnosed with cancer in the north-east are facing increased anxiety during lockdown. Dr Colette Blackwell Chief executive of CLAN Cancer Support, Dr Colette Backwell reports that the charity’s telephone and counselling services have supported hundreds of people who are worried [...] Click here to view [...]

2020-05-17T21:02:08-04:00May 17th, 2020|Cancer, Psychology|0 Comments