When people lose their hair to cancer, they lose their ‘security blanket’

Confined to a hospital room, 15-year-old Vinesha Ramasamy’s body was responding to her first round of chemotherapy. The Ontario teen had recently been diagnosed with bone cancer and the treatment had made her so sick that she hadn’t left her reclining bed in nearly a month. Her hair, once [...] Click here to view [...]

When undergoing chemo or radiation, cancer patients need to avoid diseases. CDC provides vital tips.

About 650,000 cancer patients receive outpatient chemotherapy every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although chemo and radiation can extend cancer patients’ lives and help stamp out the disease, the treatments can put their lives at risk. Chemo and radiation kill cancer cells, but they [...] Click here to view [...]

Fighting Breast cancer: Follow these 7 steps apart from the treatment

Jayasree Reddy, Senior Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Apollo Cradle, Hyderabad Breast Cancer can be devastating for any woman. If you are above 50, your struggle will increase significantly. There are a few things that you can do apart from the treatment that will help you fight breast cancer. This includes [...] Click here to view [...]

Astronaut exercise programs may help cancer patients, researchers say

What happens to your body in space? 04:58 (CNN)The rigors and challenges of spaceflight are remarkably similar to the physical stress cancer patients experiment during chemotherapy and other treatments, according to researchers. For that reason, the researchers suggest that the countermeasures program used by astronauts before, during and after [...] Click here to view [...]

Psychological impact of cancer can be ‘devastating’, says Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan: ‘I am still here and I am still looking for change,’ she told the Psychological Society of Ireland’s annual conference. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times The psychological impact of accidents or cancer is traumatising, but there is little psychological support for the person involved and [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-11-10T09:52:08-05:00November 10th, 2019|Cancer, Psychology, Radiotherapy|0 Comments

Here’s what happens when cancer patients are prescribed exercise

Joanne Ross-Zuj now uses 2.25 kilogram weights for her chest flies, something she says she would have never been able to do before she started coming to the Well-Fit program. (Julianne Hazlewood/CBC) If you're diagnosed with cancer, the gym likely isn't your first stop. But updated recommendations from a [...] Click here to view [...]

High-intensity weight training extending life of man, 70, battling prostate cancer

Exercise could be the key to recovery Three times a week, Robert Lane jumps in his car and makes the 40-mile round trip from his home to a state-of-the-art university gym. At 70-years-old, the retired engineer is fitter, stronger and has more energy than many of the 20-something students [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise found to protect the hearts of chemo patients

Eric Bredahl (Omaha) -- Studies on cancer patients from Iowa and Nebraska who are undergoing chemotherapy find there are great benefits from low-intensity exercise. Creighton University Professor Eric Bredahl, in the department of exercise science, says even moderate physical activity can help slow tumor growth, while reducing damage to [...] Click here to view [...]

8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor If You’re Diagnosed With Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Illustration by D'Ara Nazaryan Brandie Miller was alone in a room at her parents’ house when she got the phone call diagnosing her with triple negative breast cancer . She can flash back to that terrible moment with ease. It was July 2017, and Miller was only 33. “You [...] Click here to view [...]