10 Mental Health Challenges Cancer Survivors Go Through

Beautiful curly woman sitting on a wall and enjoy the sunset time feeling the freedom sensation on her skin and feed with nice thoughts her mind It’s safe to say everyone who has been diagnosed with cancer dreams of the day they discover they are in remission or have [...] Click here to view [...]

Laughter therapy may improve quality of life in patients with cancer

(Photo credit: Aaron Shumaker) Laughter therapy may improve specific domains of quality of life in cancer patients, according to preliminary research published in PLOS One . “People in the city of Osaka, Japan like to laugh and make someone laugh. We wanted to prove the relationship between laughter and [...] Click here to view [...]

Connect with Nature to Nurture Your Body

Spending time in nature can be one of the most healing things you can do on your Healthy Breast path . If you already make it a priority to connect with the trees, beaches or rolling hills in your region, this may seem obvious. If you don’t, however, you [...] 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 [...]

Taking the fight to cancer

As anyone who’s been personally touched by cancer knows, fighting the disease amounts to much more than a bodily battle. In addition to the physical pain and discomfort generally brought on by surgery, medication and rounds of treatment, cancer takes a psychological toll as well. Even if 68% of [...] Click here to view [...]

Why it’s important to consider mental health before, during and after cancer

kbrookes / Flickr A cancer diagnosis is often life changing. From diagnosis through treatment and on to recovery, cancer patients face a specific set of challenges. The immediate focus is to beat the cancer, of course, and return the body to a healthy state. But what about the patient’s [...] Click here to view [...]

Life After a Mastectomy: Tips for a Healthy Recovery

In the past ten or so years, mastectomy surgeries have risen by as much as 36%. There are many reasons why people may choose to have one or even both of their breasts removed. In some cases, it may be because they have already been diagnosed with breast cancer [...] Click here to view [...]

Let’s Talk About Sex…and Cancer

Let’s Talk about Sex…and Cancer With all illnesses, including cancer, the most important thing is to try to preserve quality of life. Intimacy is an important component of quality of life. However, sexual dysfunction is common after cancer. Women and men can experience lowered libido, arousal, orgasmic thresholds and [...] Click here to view [...]

Listening to Music May Ease Cancer Patients’ Pain

Listening to music improved patients physical and psychological well-being because it distanced them from negative thoughts about cancer. (Berna Namoglu/Shutterstock) Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients’ pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan. In the [...] Click here to view [...]

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