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 [...]

Video Conference Visits Reduce Anxiety, Stress in Cancer Caregivers

ASCO Cancer caregivers who lived more than 1 hour away from a patient experienced significant reductions in anxiety and stress after the utilization of video conference technology, according to data from a randomized controlled trial presented during a 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program press briefing. “The coronavirus pandemic makes [...] Click here to view [...]

For cancer patients, anxiety of pandemic comes on multiple fronts

Melanoma patient Richard Hill speaks at a Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats event. (Source: Courtesy) MAUI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The pandemic is taking a toll on many. But the crisis is proving extra stressful for cancer patients already worried about their health. He has had 10 diagnosed in the last [...] Click here to view [...]

Fear of recurrence affects the well-being and relationships of breast cancer patients and their partners

To recur means to take place again. It is a word that can generate positive feelings when used in connection with any number of events, such as a favorite social gathering or regular vacation spot. But when used with the word cancer, it takes on a whole new connotation. [...] Click here to view [...]

Transforming Reality: Using Virtual Reality to Treat Patients with Cancer

More cancer centers are introducing virtual reality headsets, which can help relieve anxiety and pain and educate patients about their treatments. Given the choice of being on a beach or in an oncology ward, most people would choose the beach. So, if there was a technology that allowed you [...] Click here to view [...]

Addressing depression can improve quality of life, treatment outlook among patients with lung cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer comprises 85% of all cases, and many patients present with stage IV disease. Such a diagnosis often triggers anxiety and a sense of hopelessness. A study published in the journal Lung Cancer showed roughly one-third of patients newly diagnosed with NSCLC experience moderate to severe [...] Click here to view [...]

Survivor Journeys cancer support groups meeting online

Dr. Jay Burton, founder of Survivor Journeys that is now offering all its support groups for cancer survivors and caregivers online, spent a year in isolation to protect against infection after a stem cell transplant in October 2010 for acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer. (Photo by [...] Click here to view [...]

Disney Movies May Improve Quality of Life in Women with Gynecologic Cancer on Chemotherapy

Women with gynecologic cancers may find themselves in a whole new world of improved quality of life by tuning into Disney movies, according to a study. “Cancer and its treatment with chemotherapy can be physically and psychologically demanding for patients. Notably, among the major worries of women with gynecologic [...] Click here to view [...]

The mental health battle that cancer patients living under the strictest lockdown measures are going through

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) A woman with Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, has said shielding had been an "emotional rollercoaster" which left her feeling "isolated, alone and upset". It comes after it was revealed more than half of people with blood cancer, who are shielding during the coronavirus [...] Click here to view [...]