Better approach to treat cancer

A cancer diagnosis would once push patients into a state of deep despair and anxiety. Patients used to approach the diagnosis with a fatalistic attitude and were apprehensive of the treatment. The surgical treatment was considered to be mutilating and radiation used to lead to complications and a quality [...] Click here to view [...]

Breast cancer survivors can lift weights, get manicures and garden, say doctors

Breast cancer survivors can lift weights, get manicures and garden, say doctors Doctors say breast cancer survivors can slowly reintroduce weight lifting into their routine For more than 25 years, breast cancer survivors were given a lifelong, life-changing warning: do not lift anything over five pounds, avoid getting manicures, [...] Click here to view [...]

Yes, breast cancer survivors, you can lift weights, get manicures and garden

Breast cancer survivors are encouraged to garden with gloves to avoid any lymphedema risks. (iStock) For more than 25 years, many breast cancer survivors were given a lifelong, life-changing warning: Do not lift anything over five pounds, avoid getting manicures, taking saunas or even gardening since it might lead [...] Click here to view [...]

Taking the fight to cancer

As anyone who’s been personally touched by cancer knows, fighting the disease amounts to much more than a bodily battle. In addition to the physical pain and discomfort generally brought on by surgery, medication and rounds of treatment, cancer takes a psychological toll as well. Even if 68% of [...] Click here to view [...]

9 Things No One Tells You About Having Breast Cancer

Having breast cancer is one of those experiences that’s impossible to understand unless you’ve walked through it step by terrible step. Talking about the bizarre, awful reality of having this illness with people who haven’t been there can be hard—but those who have been in your shoes can offer [...] Click here to view [...]

Life After a Mastectomy: Tips for a Healthy Recovery

In the past ten or so years, mastectomy surgeries have risen by as much as 36%. There are many reasons why people may choose to have one or even both of their breasts removed. In some cases, it may be because they have already been diagnosed with breast cancer [...] Click here to view [...]

Clinical Challenges: Lymphedema in Breast Cancer

Breast cancer-related lymphedema remains an ongoing challenge. "We know there are certain risk factors for lymphedema," said Vered Stearns, MD , co-director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. "Patients who either have a lymph node dissection in the [...] Click here to view [...]

After-cancer care: dealing with the long-term effects of cancer treatment

Martha Hickey, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. As more women live for many years after having had cancer, health professionals are beginning to realise that they need to support them more with the long-term side effects of cancer treatment. Martha Hickey , professor [...] Click here to view [...]

AeroForm Tissue Expanders makes breast reconstruction after mastectomy more comfortable

Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first in Michigan to offer a needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system for women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The FDA-approved AeroForm Tissue Expanders eliminate the need for weekly saline injections at the physician's office, improves patient comfort and may decrease the rate of [...] Click here to view [...]

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