Telerehabilitation program improves function, reduces pain among patients with late-stage cancer

A telerehabilitation program improved physical function, pain and quality of life among patients with advanced-stage cancer, according to study results. “Patients with late-stage cancers often lose their functional abilities and, with this loss, have a poorer quality of life and lowered ability to tolerate their cancer treatments,” Andrea L. [...] Click here to view [...]

Here’s How Much Your Fitness Level Can Cut Your Risk of Two Common Cancers

According to a new study published in the journal Cancer , the more aerobically fit you are, the less likely you are to develop lung and colorectal cancer. People who were most fit were 77 percent less likely to get lung cancer and 61 percent less likely to get [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-05-16T20:06:25-04:00May 16th, 2019|Cancer, Exercise & Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Keeping fit found to cut risk of cancer by more than 75%

Fitness tests could help to identify people at risk of cancer, a major study suggests Keeping fit protects against getting cancer and dying from it, the largest study of its kind has concluded. The fittest people more than halved their risk of bowel or lung cancer and cut their [...] Click here to view [...]

The disturbing links between too much weight and several types of cancer

This image shows pancreatic cancer cells (nuclei in blue) growing as a sphere encased in membranes (red). By growing cancer cells in the lab, researchers can study factors that promote and prevent the formation of deadly tumors. (Min Yu/(Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell [...] Click here to view [...]

Why Does Exercise Guard Against Cancer? Inflammation May Play a Role

Illustration by Celia Jacobs One of the most important benefits of exercise is in how it reduces our risk of developing a number of types of cancer — especially colorectal cancer, which according to some estimates is the malignancy most influenced by physical activity. But how workouts guard against [...] Click here to view [...]

Chinese Researchers Reveal Mechanism of Chronic Stress Promoting Breast Cancer Development

Nano technology offers hope for better cancer testing. Pixabay Chinese researchers have revealed the mechanism of how chronic stress promotes breast cancer development, shedding light on future clinical treatment for cancer. Cancer patients often suffer negative emotions such as anxiety, despair and fear, which are risk factors facilitating tumour [...] Click here to view [...]

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

In this Monday, March 4, 2019, Nancy Simpson, left, speaks with Dr. Allison Magnuson, Geriatric Oncology and Breast Oncology at Wilmot Cancer Institute, at the Pluta Cancer Center in Rochester, N.Y. Simpson, 80, says she “wanted to do the maximum I could handle” to fight her disease. (AP Photo/Adrian [...] Click here to view [...]

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase. It was all part of a special kind of medical fitness test for older patients that’s starting to catch on among cancer doctors. Instead [...] Click here to view [...]

Weekend fishing retreat offers men in cancer recovery process support, fellowship

Late Saturday morning, Vern Wilson of College Station stood with his own volunteer fly-fishing instructor just off the banks of a large, clear pond stocked with bass at the Double H Ranch in Navasota. As the 81-year-old stood in the sunshine, he practiced casting out on the water and [...] Click here to view [...]

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