How yoga has helped this Bellville breast cancer survivor

Mindy Wood, of Bellville, will teach yoga4cancer classes at the new Oui Integrated Wellness and Yoga Cooperative at the Richland Mall starting Sept. 18 and 19. BELLVILLE — Yoga is touted as one of the best forms of physical activity, with numerous health benefits. Mindy Wood, of Bellville, had [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer now the number one killer in wealthy countries: study

WATCH: Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries, according to a new study. A new study found that cancer now kills more people than heart disease in wealthy countries, and is on track to become the world’s biggest killer within just a [...] Click here to view [...]

Here’s How Much Physical Activity a Day Cuts Your Risk of Colon Cancer

People who were active as an adolescent, and maintained that activity in adulthood, were 24 percent less likely to develop a precursor to colon cancer than those who were inactive, a recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer found. Those who started exercising in adulthood reduced also [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise is good medicine for advanced colon cancer

Physical activity was associated with slower cancer progression and reductions in severe treatment side effects in more than 1,200 patients undergoing chemotherapy for advanced colon cancer. (Getty Images) Waging a successful battle against advanced colon cancer should include regular doses of exercise, a new study suggests. It found that [...] Click here to view [...]

Free Fitness Program for Cancer Patients Launches in Fort Worth

Free Fitness Program for Cancer Patients Launches in FW FitSteps for Life is now offered at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and it's free for cancer patients. (Published 5 hours ago) A cancer diagnosis can turn a patient's world upside down, but a [...] Click here to view [...]

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 [...]

Can Physical Activity Delay Progression in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal Cancer Increased physical activity did not appear to be related to overall survival among patients diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology . However, the study did find physical activity had an effect on progression-free survival and risk for [...] 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 [...]

Is It Safe for Patients to Exercise During Treatment for Cancer?

News , Cancer Management , Oncology Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 at the age of 22. The next day, the professional runner beat her own record in the 1,500 meters race. Triathlete Sindy Hooper was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013. She went on to [...] Click here to view [...]