Bracing for Battle with a Wig and a Prayer

By Tracy Cunningham, Vice President and Account Director, AbelsonTaylor Whatever you might think you know about cancer, you’ll discover a huge knowledge gap when you receive a cancer diagnosis yourself. No matter how many oncology products you’ve helped launch, how much research you’ve read, how many physicians and patients [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer doctor believes music soothes the savage disease

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Dr. Andrew Shaw of Texas Oncology in Marble Falls encourages his patients to pursue creative endeavors, even simply listening to music, as a way to reduce stress, recover from chemotherapy treatments, or just relax. Research bears out that music helps promote healing. Staff photo by Daniel [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer treatment: ‘Men should talk about hair loss’

'Men don't talk about [hair-loss], which says a lot about they are dealing with it' "Telling my mum was horrible. I remember her coming home from work and I said 'mum everything is fine, [but] my hair is starting to fall out'." Nic Cumpilido, 24, faced surgery, chemotherapy and [...] Click here to view [...]

A vegan diet may help boost cancer treatments, study finds

iStockphoto Going vegan may halt cancer in its tracks, scientists say. It could also make chemotherapy and radiotherapy more effective, according to their tests on mice and people. The findings were published in Nature. The researchers focused on restricting the amino acid methionine, which affects metabolism and is found [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-08-06T11:27:50-04:00August 6th, 2019|Cancer, Chemotherapy, Dietary, Radiotherapy|0 Comments

Exercise and cancer

Can athletics help beat cancer? John Shepherd meets exercise physiologist Tom Cowan to find out Aged 49, Jason Carty (pictured) came back from the World Masters Indoor Championships in Torun with a gold in the M45 60m in a British record of 7.01. He ran a PB to show [...] Click here to view [...]

Your Cancer Answers: How can diet control my blood sugar levels?

We often hear that sugar is the bad guy. Carbohydrates in foods do turn into sugar in our blood, but this is not a terrible thing! The sugar in our bloodstream is used to provide our body’s cells with energy. When blood sugar levels remain in a normal range, [...] Click here to view [...]

How Exercise and Sport Help Cancer Patients

Petra Thaller and Thorsten Schulz presented their heart project "Outdoor Against Cancer" at OutDoor by ISPO. In an interview with ISPO.com, they explain how sport helps cancer patients and why exercise is essential for the body. Thorsten Schulz and Petra Thaller presented their heart project Outdoor Against Cancer at [...] Click here to view [...]

What are Some of the Most Promising Cancer Breakthroughs?

Schedule mammogram text with breast cancer awareness ribbon against strong woman in city with breast cancer awareness I’ve had a lot of people in my family die of cancer, and I am always interested in the latest cancer breakthroughs. What are some of the breakthroughs that I may have [...] Click here to view [...]

Clinic to Provide Specialized Care for Cardiovascular Disease in Cancer Patients

The new WVU Cancer Institute Cardio-Oncology Clinic will assist with the prevention, detection, monitoring and treatment of cardiovascular toxicities related to cancer therapy, as well as provide optimal care to those with cancer and established cardiovascular disease. “So much of the cancer population already has cardiovascular disease or will [...] Click here to view [...]

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