10 Mental Health Challenges Cancer Survivors Go Through

Beautiful curly woman sitting on a wall and enjoy the sunset time feeling the freedom sensation on her skin and feed with nice thoughts her mind It’s safe to say everyone who has been diagnosed with cancer dreams of the day they discover they are in remission or have [...] Click here to view [...]

Laughter therapy may improve quality of life in patients with cancer

(Photo credit: Aaron Shumaker) Laughter therapy may improve specific domains of quality of life in cancer patients, according to preliminary research published in PLOS One . “People in the city of Osaka, Japan like to laugh and make someone laugh. We wanted to prove the relationship between laughter and [...] 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 [...]

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 [...]

Why it’s important to consider mental health before, during and after cancer

kbrookes / Flickr A cancer diagnosis is often life changing. From diagnosis through treatment and on to recovery, cancer patients face a specific set of challenges. The immediate focus is to beat the cancer, of course, and return the body to a healthy state. But what about the patient’s [...] Click here to view [...]

Let’s Talk About Sex…and Cancer

Let’s Talk about Sex…and Cancer With all illnesses, including cancer, the most important thing is to try to preserve quality of life. Intimacy is an important component of quality of life. However, sexual dysfunction is common after cancer. Women and men can experience lowered libido, arousal, orgasmic thresholds and [...] Click here to view [...]

Men Dealing With Cancer Are Suffering In Silence – But Their Emotions Should Be Explored, Not Ignored

Men can be less forthcoming than women when it comes to discussing their emotions around health issues – and it’s no surprise. Girls grow up being taught to express how they feel, while boys can often bottle it up, encouraged to be “strong”. One of the issues men struggle [...] Click here to view [...]

Living with prostate cancer: Support is available

Being diagnosed with any form of cancer can be a harrowing experience, and may lead to lifestyle adjustments and a deep feeling of uncertainty. That transition could feel like getting thrown out into the wilderness - unprepared and resourceless. But it shouldn’t. Every year, 3000 Kiwi men are confronted [...] Click here to view [...]

Chinese Researchers Reveal Mechanism of Chronic Stress Promoting Breast Cancer Development

Nano technology offers hope for better cancer testing. Pixabay Chinese researchers have revealed the mechanism of how chronic stress promotes breast cancer development, shedding light on future clinical treatment for cancer. Cancer patients often suffer negative emotions such as anxiety, despair and fear, which are risk factors facilitating tumour [...] Click here to view [...]

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