Bowel cancer: This exercise may help to fight the disease says study – do you do this?

Bowel cancer begins in the large bowel (colon) and the back passage (rectum). It is also known as colorectal cancer. Treatment depends on where the cancer starts in a person’s bowel and how far the cancer has spread. Surgery is usually the main treatment for bowel cancer, but a [...] Click here to view [...]

Is cancer preventable?

There is a common misperception that if cancer does not run in your family, you are relatively safe from the disease. Not so. Only 5 to 10 percent of cancers are familial, or hereditary, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). That leaves roughly 90 percent unaccounted for. It [...] 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 [...]

Virtual platform offers nutritional, wellness support for patients with cancer

Jillian Cohen Bruno Fang Virtual Health Partners and Nestlé Health Science recently launched the Cancer Oriented Personalized Eating & Emotional Support, or COPES, program to provide nutritional and wellness support for patients with cancer. “Working with the physicians who treat patients with cancer and complementing their care with around-the-clock [...] 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 [...]

Yoga to help cancer patients, survivors at Cancer Support House

The Yoga for Cancer Patient and Survivor program is being offered at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 S. M St. Yoga can help manage the side effects of cancer treatment and result in pain relief, improved sleep, improved flexibility and more, according [...] Click here to view [...]

Your Cancer Answers: Safer exercise options exist for patients

Everyone needs to exercise, but when you have been diagnosed with cancer the safe options for exercise can be limited. Some safer options for most cancer patients are yoga and tai chi. According to Dr. Kathrin Milbury from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, “It is never [...] Click here to view [...]

Newly diagnosed cancer patients should be prescribed fitness plans

The report suggests that a diagnosis of cancer is a 'teachable moment' to encourage better health habits - PA Newly diagnosed cancer patients should be given exercise and nutrition plans in order to boost their chances of recovery and survival, charities say. Experts said that those about to embark [...] Click here to view [...]

Tips to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle During Leukemia Treatment

HealthiNation “Treatment [for leukemia] can take a toll on the body of patients, [so] focusing on good nutrition is extremely important,” says Sangmin Lee, MD, hematologist-oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. “Treatment [for leukemia] can take a toll on the body of patients, [so] focusing on good nutrition [...] Click here to view [...]

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