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 [...]

Posttraumatic stress disorder and breast cancer: Risk factors and the role of inflammation and endocrine function

This study was undertaken to investigate whether and how a breast cancer diagnosis can be a life‐changing and stressful experience that can lead to chronic mental health conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among survivors of breast cancer, an emerging body of literature has demonstrated several key environmental [...] 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 [...]

Sexual Healing After Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Sexual health and intimacy are important for overall well-being. It is usually safe to be intimate in many ways, including having sexual intercourse, during treatment for ovarian cancer. There may be a waiting period after some surgeries. Treatment, especially surgery, may put a woman in sudden, early menopause, which [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer patients facing increased anxiety during lockdown says charity boss

A leading cancer charity boss has said that people diagnosed with cancer in the north-east are facing increased anxiety during lockdown. Dr Colette Blackwell Chief executive of CLAN Cancer Support, Dr Colette Backwell reports that the charity’s telephone and counselling services have supported hundreds of people who are worried [...] Click here to view [...]

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For cancer patients, anxiety of pandemic comes on multiple fronts

Melanoma patient Richard Hill speaks at a Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats event. (Source: Courtesy) MAUI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The pandemic is taking a toll on many. But the crisis is proving extra stressful for cancer patients already worried about their health. He has had 10 diagnosed in the last [...] Click here to view [...]

Fear of recurrence affects the well-being and relationships of breast cancer patients and their partners

To recur means to take place again. It is a word that can generate positive feelings when used in connection with any number of events, such as a favorite social gathering or regular vacation spot. But when used with the word cancer, it takes on a whole new connotation. [...] Click here to view [...]

‘We are still here’: Cancer Connection offers phone, online support during difficult time

Cancer Connection, the Northampton nonprofit that offers services such as reiki to cancer patients, survivors and their families, continues to reach out to people by phone and computer amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Contributed photo/Cancer Connection Cancer Connection Executive Director Beverly Herbert is interviewed by Christopher “Monte” Belmonte during the [...] Click here to view [...]

Addressing depression can improve quality of life, treatment outlook among patients with lung cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer comprises 85% of all cases, and many patients present with stage IV disease. Such a diagnosis often triggers anxiety and a sense of hopelessness. A study published in the journal Lung Cancer showed roughly one-third of patients newly diagnosed with NSCLC experience moderate to severe [...] Click here to view [...]