‘Cooling Cap’ Lets Some Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair While Going Through Chemotherapy

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new device may allow some cancer patients to keep their hair during chemotherapy treatment. The device, called a cooling cap, fits over a patient’s head and protects their hair from some of the damage caused by chemo. Cancer patient Amanda Baharie from Laurel has been [...] Click here to view [...]

Mark Patinkin: Cancer, chemo, and a fitness trainer on the job through both

Denise Chakoian, who went through chemo after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, teaches fitness classes at her Core studio in Providence. [The Providence Journal / Kris Craig] Hide caption Journal Columnist markpatinkin A friend told me to go to a workout class with Denise Chakoian, but I resisted. [...] Click here to view [...]

Ask the Expert: 8 Questions About Fertility and Metastatic Breast Cancer

Share on Pinterest 1. How can MBC affect my fertility? Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) can cause a woman to lose her ability to have children with her own eggs. This diagnosis can also delay the timing of when a woman can become pregnant. One reason is that after starting [...] Click here to view [...]

Less Heart Damage From Chemotherapy When Cancer Patients Exercise

Patients with cancer should receive a tailored exercise prescription to protect their heart, reports a paper published today (October 6, 2019) in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology , a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). 1 ‘Cancer patients are often less active than adults without cancer,’ [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer patients who exercise have less heart damage from chemotherapy

Sophia Antipolis, 07 October 2019 : Patients with cancer should receive a tailored exercise prescription to protect their heart, reports a paper published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). 1 ‘Cancer patients are often less active than adults [...] Click here to view [...]

Combining cardio, resistance training best for breast cancer patients, study suggests

Combining aerobic and resistance training may offer the most benefits for women during and after chemotherapy for breast cancer, according to a new U of A study. The research also showed that women who included resistance training in their workouts were more likely to stick with regular exercise after [...] Click here to view [...]

Diet is everything when recovering from breast cancer

CLEARWATER — Good nutrition is vital on a good day, but even more important when one has cancer. The illness and the accompanying treatment — radiation, chemotherapy, and strong cancer-fighting drugs — changes cells, affects how easily one processes food, and drains the body of nutrients and vitamins. “During [...] Click here to view [...]

Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. One of our Instagram followers asked: ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’ “It massively depends on what cancer the child has, where it is and how it’s treated,” says Dr John Moppett, an expert in childhood blood cancer [...] Click here to view [...]

Combining cardio, resistance training best for breast cancer patients, study suggests

Combining aerobic and resistance training may offer the most benefits for women during and after chemotherapy for breast cancer, according to a new U of A study. The research also showed that women who included resistance training in their workouts were more likely to stick with regular exercise after [...] Click here to view [...]