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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Effects of an exercise intervention for patients with advanced inoperable lung cancer undergoing chemotherapy: A randomized clinical trial

The present study was conducted to assess whether exercise can improve treatment-related side effects, quality of life, and function in patients with various types of cancer; nevertheless, more evidence is required for patients with advanced inoperable lung cancer. A total of 218 patients with advanced inoperable lung cancer were [...] Click here to view [...]

Remote Coaching Can Help Breast Cancer Survivors Achieve Healthy Weight Loss

Credit: iStock A telephone-coaching and web-based weight loss plan referred to by scientists as the “POWER-remote intervention” and delivered to overweight and obese breast cancer survivors helped half of them lose 5% or more of their body weight after six months — and to keep it off for 12 [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer support from Macmillan continues with range of virtual classes throughout the pandemic

The Horizon Centre, opposite the Sussex Cancer Centre in Brighton, is temporarily closed to its usual visitors due to the pandemic. But the determined centre staff have found a safe way to continue to support local people affected by cancer. The team is offering vital emotional, practical and financial [...] Click here to view [...]

Ellsworth cancer center offers services on webcam

ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) - The Beth Wright Cancer Center is taking the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to provide more services online. They've considered it for years but now are offering support services for cancer patients through zoom. They also offer programs like yoga and other meditation services with [...] Click here to view [...]