Obesity linked to worse psychosocial outcomes among patients with breast, prostate cancer

The physical symptoms of cancer often are accompanied by equally profound psychosocial struggles. Most patients with cancer grapple with some degree of anxiety, depression or shock as they undertake treatment for their disease. However, certain patients may experience more intense psychosocial effects than others. According to a study published [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise can help in the fight against cancer, but how do we persuade patients to do it?

When a major new set of international guidelines on exercise and cancer was released in October, most of the headlines understandably focused on two key promises: That appropriate levels of physical activity could enhance quality and possibly length of life in those with a cancer diagnosis; and that they [...] Click here to view [...]

YOGA FOR WOMEN WITH CANCER

Events Support Connection, Inc. announces a free program: “Yoga: A Path Toward Wellness” will be offered at Club Fit in Jefferson Valley, NY, from 12-1:30 pm, on the following Saturdays in February: 2/1, 2/8. 2/15, 2/22, 2/29. Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian and gynecological [...] Click here to view [...]

Older Breast Cancer Survivors May Experience Higher Symptom Burden

Breast Cancer Cancer and its treatments were associated with a higher level of actionable symptoms and greater loss of well-being over time in older breast cancer survivors than in comparable noncancer populations, according to a study published in Cancer . These data suggest a need for survivorship care guidelines [...] Click here to view [...]

Yoga provides ‘mental quiet place’ for cancer warriors

Eva Nave teaches a yoga class for people battling cancer. She was a 47-year-old mother of three when cancer “knocked my socks off,” as yoga teacher Eva Nave says. Her diagnosis came at a rough time in her personal life, too, but she went through treatment in her preferred, [...] Click here to view [...]

Kids With Cancer: Music Therapy Ups Well-Being, but Underused

"Music therapy can shift a patient's perspective," said David Knott, MT-BC, MA, supervisor of the Creative Arts Therapies program at Seattle Children's Hospital, Washington. "Once this begins, we can help them get new insight into what's happening with them," he told Medscape Medical News. Click here to view original web page at www.medscape.com [...]

Virtual realities: research reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

Research led by Temple’s Sbarro Institute shows that use of virtual reality can reduce anxiety and improve mood in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. The Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, led by Antonio Giordano (pictured), recently published results of a study demonstrating that virtual reality [...] Click here to view [...]

My 11 tips to deal with the fear of cancer returning – and facing ‘scanxiety’

IT'S that time again - scans. Time to find out if my fear of cancer returning is a reality or just in my head. The 'scanxiety' is real. It's that time again... scans and with them the fear of my cancer returning. The 'scanxiety' is real Credit: Deborah James [...] Click here to view [...]

New Study Reveals Main Reasons Older Women With Breast Cancer Use Cannabis (It’s Not Nausea)

Getty Cannabis to alleviate the nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatments is considered one of the medical applications most strongly supported by research, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s report on the Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. But cancer encompasses an entire range [...] Click here to view [...]