Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients

(Reuters Health) - Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research. The low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the European Journal [...] Click here to view [...]

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 [...]

Why we want to help members get access to their own health data

Why we want to help members get access to their own health data Why we want to help members get access to their own health data In April 2017, Heather Kennedy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. “I was seeing five different physicians, and each had their own method of [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-08-13T10:16:26-04:00August 13th, 2019|Cancer, Products & Services|0 Comments

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 [...]

One-2-One Confidential available to those with prostate cancer

One-2-One Confidential, a group for men who have questions about prostate cancer, but may not feel comfortable seeking answers in a support group, is a confidential line that offers support to men who may be on their prostate cancer journey, according to a news release from the coalition. When [...] Click here to view [...]

Virtual platform offers nutritional, wellness support for patients with cancer

Jillian Cohen Bruno Fang Virtual Health Partners and Nestlé Health Science recently launched the Cancer Oriented Personalized Eating & Emotional Support, or COPES, program to provide nutritional and wellness support for patients with cancer. “Working with the physicians who treat patients with cancer and complementing their care with around-the-clock [...] Click here to view [...]

Yoga to help cancer patients, survivors at Cancer Support House

The Yoga for Cancer Patient and Survivor program is being offered at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 S. M St. Yoga can help manage the side effects of cancer treatment and result in pain relief, improved sleep, improved flexibility and more, according [...] Click here to view [...]

Power of song: Music therapy assists in cancer treatment

Patient Joe McGarrity sits with music therapist Jordan Elias in the Seacoast Cancer Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hosptial as McGarrity prepares for a round of chemotherapy. [Deb Cram/] Hide caption DOVER -- It was a Monday morning, and 47-year-old Joe McGarrity was looking forward to his chemotherapy treatment later that [...] Click here to view [...]

Wig bank gives cancer patients confidence

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV)-- The wig bank at the Mon Health Medical Center is giving away wigs, scarves and hats to those who may be losing their hair because of cancer. "There's no charge for anything and anyone who's going through cancer treatment can come here to get any of [...]Click here to view original web [...]

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