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 [...]

Complementary cancer therapies ‘do more harm than good’

Herbal compounds such as garlic, ginger and ginseng can delay the healing of skin wounds Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their treatment working, a cancer conference has heard. Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example, [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-11-14T10:37:08-05:00November 14th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, News & Latest Research|0 Comments

Music as medicine: Therapeutic drumming group for cancer patients

'Creating a beat and following it will slow down your metabolism, your heart rate (and) your blood pressure' A group of cancer patients and survivors hit the drum and hit out all the frustrations that come with having cancer. "Playing those drums, I could just get it all out," [...] Click here to view [...]

Combine these two foods to protect against lung cancer

It probably comes as little surprise that fiber—a prebiotic, and yogurt—a probiotic, protect against heart disease and gastrointestinal cancers. However, researchers have now found that this two-fer could also protect against lung cancer. Their results are published in JAMA Oncology . Importantly, the associations of fiber and yogurt intake [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-11-13T16:18:18-05:00November 13th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, News & Latest Research|0 Comments

What if Art Is the Best Way to Tell a Cancer Story?

Transformation As part of the Brushes With Cancer program, cancer survivor Janine Kirby partnered with pop artist Perry Milou to create a painting that speaks to her cancer journey. Twist Out Cancer’s Brushes With Cancer program pairs cancer survivors and artists to tell cancer stories through an artistic lens. [...] Click here to view [...]

5 Things No One Tells You About Living With Lung Cancer

Given that lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, you’d think we’d talk about it more. While you might see stories (like this one) about the condition around this time of year, since November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, there are so many [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-11-12T11:03:04-05:00November 12th, 2019|Cancer, News & Latest Research|0 Comments

Heart disease and cancer risk may be linked

Heart attack survivors may have an increased risk of developing cancer compared to people without cardiovascular disease, according to research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019 -- November 16-18 in Philadelphia. People with more risk factors for cardiovascular diseases were also at higher risk [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-11-11T14:13:48-05:00November 11th, 2019|Cancer, News & Latest Research|0 Comments

How Does Irregular, Disrupted Sleep Affect Cancer Risk?

Source: Deposit Photos While the research about cancer risk and sleep duration is mixed, the scientific links between poor quality sleep and variable sleep schedules are more clear. Restless, fragmented sleep and irregular sleep patterns have both been linked to elevated cancer risk, in a body of research that [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-11-08T11:16:23-05:00November 8th, 2019|Cancer, News & Latest Research, Psychology|0 Comments

What Happens When Breast Cancer Affects Your Sex Life?

When it comes to breast cancer, there’s no shortage of information on the web about the medical aspects of this disease, like how to prevent and treat it. But how many are talking about breast cancer’s effects on relationships and intimacy? The answer is far too few. During a [...] Click here to view [...]