Mum in her fifties says staying super fit at the gym throughout chemotherapy saved her from cancer

Tricia kept going to the gym even while she underwent 16 rounds of chemotherapy and 33 radiotherapy sessions (Picture: MDWfeatures / Tricia Totten) A mum in her late fifties believes going to the gym and staying super fit is the reason she beat cancer. Tricia Totten, 54, began her [...] Click here to view [...]

Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Show Decreased Brain Health, Cognitive Function

Previous studies show that up to 75% of women with breast cancer exhibit disease- and treatment-related affects that include poorer cognitive function in the forms of psychological well-being, decision making, and adherence to treatment. Results from a recent review published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience demonstrate the interconnectedness of [...] Click here to view [...]

Bringing men out of isolation after a cancer diagnosis

Studies show that men often isolate themselves when diagnosed with cancer – which can have severe impacts on mental health and outcomes. Trevor Maxwell is hoping to address this by creating an online community to bring male cancer patients and survivors together. Trevor has been living with stage 4 [...] Click here to view [...]

Outback cancer patients may get to keep their hair thanks to fundraising for scalp-cooling machine

Breast cancer patient Jan Schneekloth tries out the scalp cooling cap. (ABC North West: Krystal Gordon) An outback Queensland cancer patient has raised tens of thousands of dollars for a machine that helps save the hair of people undergoing chemotherapy — despite not being able to use it herself. [...] Click here to view [...]

Diet, gut microbes affect effectiveness of cancer treatment, research reveals

Eyleen O’Rourke, UVA assistant professor of biology, says that by modulating the microbes that live in our gut, there is enormous potential to improve treatment outcomes. Credit: Dan Addison, University Communications What we eat can affect the outcome of chemotherapy—and likely many other medical treatments—because of ripple effects that [...] Click here to view [...]

Mediterranean-style dietary pattern improves cancer-related fatigue and quality of life in men with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy: A pilot randomised control trial

In the present study, the researchers sought to assess the impacts of a 12-week Mediterranean-style dietary pattern (MED-diet), compared to usual care, on cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and quality of life in men with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). For this pilot randomised control trial, 23 men [...] Click here to view [...]

Your Cancer Answers: How can cancer patients get support during social distancing?

Question: How can cancer patients get support without attending support programs during social distancing? The recent and rapidly evolving developments surrounding the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has led to significant uncertainties locally and around the world. Those unknowns have led to panic and have subsequently increased the [...] Click here to view [...]

Managing Sudden Menopause After Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Menopausal symptoms can occur immediately after an operation. Ovarian cancer surgery may result in sudden, early menopause. Going through surgical menopause is a different experience than naturally occurring menopause. There are ways to alleviate the symptoms. Oftentimes, surgery for ovarian cancer puts a woman into menopause, because it involves [...] Click here to view [...]

Targeting Cancer: Upcoming classes to teach stress reduction and immunity boosting

Diane Butera was the picture of health 10 years ago. She was a yoga instructor who felt stronger than she had in a long time. So, when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it was a shock. “It felt like I was having an out-of-body experience because it was [...] Click here to view [...]