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 [...]

Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease

Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. However, some treatment options put these women at greater risk for a number of other health problems. A new study out of Brazil shows that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater [...] Click here to view [...]

Unhealthy gut promotes spread of breast cancer

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests. Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, of UVA's Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, found that disrupting the microbiome [...] Click here to view [...]

Acupuncture including self acupuncture is associated with long term relief of vasomolor symptoms in cancer patients

Introduction Since hormone replacement therapy given for long periods is now recognised to produce serious side effects. patients with troublesome vasomotor symptoms arc increasingly using non-hormonal treatment including acupuncture. Several randomised controlled trials have shown that acupuncture reduces menopausal symptoms in patients experiencing the normal climacteric. It may have this effect by raising serotonin [...]

Cognitive behavioral therapy can have salutary effects on menopausal symptoms among patients with breast cancer experiencing treatment-induced menopause

The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), physical exercise (PE), and of these two interventions combined (CBT/PE) on menopausal symptoms (primary outcome), body image, sexual functioning, psychological well-being, and health-related quality of life (secondary outcomes) in patients with breast cancer experiencing treatment induced menopause. Patients and [...]

Post treatment women who did yoga showed improvements in hot-flash frequency and severity

Breast cancer survivors have limited options for the treatment of hot flashes and related symptoms. Further, therapies widely used to prevent recurrence in survivors, such as tamoxifen, tend to induce or exacerbate menopausal symptoms. The aim of this preliminary, randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of a yoga intervention on menopausal symptoms [...]

Exercise can improve arthralgia in inactive breast cancer survivors

Exercise Significantly Reduces Joint Pain Caused by Hormone Therapy Taken by Patients With Breast Cancer  CancerConnect News:  According to a study published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology regular exercise helps relieve arthritic joint pain associated with aromatase inhibitor (AI) drugs used to treat breast cancer.1 Aromatase inhibitors are widely used in [...]

The benefits of exercise in the setting of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) are similar to those observed in healthy older adults

For 70 years, androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) has remained the foundation of treatment for advanced prostate cancer.1 ADT with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists, or bilateral orchiectomy induces castrate levels of serum testosterone that promote apoptosis and regression of androgen-dependent prostate tumors. Indications for ADT include neoadjuvant or adjuvant settings treatment of aggressive locoregional [...]

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