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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Physical Activity After Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — At least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity is associated with lower all-cause mortality among postmenopausal breast cancer patients, regardless of their levels of physical activity before diagnosis, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in Breast Cancer Research [...] Click here to view [...]

BUDDY CHECK 7: Yoga for breast cancer survivors

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- You may know about some of the benefits of yoga for overall health. At one yoga studio in Wausau, they're offering a class with a specific clientele in mind, breast cancer patients. Therapeutic yoga, 5 Koshas 5 Koshas started a six week yoga program for [...] Click here to view [...]

Here’s what happens when cancer patients are prescribed exercise

Joanne Ross-Zuj now uses 2.25 kilogram weights for her chest flies, something she says she would have never been able to do before she started coming to the Well-Fit program. (Julianne Hazlewood/CBC) If you're diagnosed with cancer, the gym likely isn't your first stop. But updated recommendations from a [...] Click here to view [...]

High-intensity weight training extending life of man, 70, battling prostate cancer

Exercise could be the key to recovery Three times a week, Robert Lane jumps in his car and makes the 40-mile round trip from his home to a state-of-the-art university gym. At 70-years-old, the retired engineer is fitter, stronger and has more energy than many of the 20-something students [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise found to protect the hearts of chemo patients

Eric Bredahl (Omaha) -- Studies on cancer patients from Iowa and Nebraska who are undergoing chemotherapy find there are great benefits from low-intensity exercise. Creighton University Professor Eric Bredahl, in the department of exercise science, says even moderate physical activity can help slow tumor growth, while reducing damage to [...] Click here to view [...]

Three studies link increasing life span with increasing exercise

Who wants to be 75 and in an old-folks home? Who wouldn’t want to be 85 and doing 85 percent of the things you did at 65? What could you be doing today to make the latter more likely? For starters, exercise. Last week’s column explained if you want [...] Click here to view [...]