How yoga has helped this Bellville breast cancer survivor

Mindy Wood, of Bellville, will teach yoga4cancer classes at the new Oui Integrated Wellness and Yoga Cooperative at the Richland Mall starting Sept. 18 and 19. BELLVILLE — Yoga is touted as one of the best forms of physical activity, with numerous health benefits. Mindy Wood, of Bellville, had [...] Click here to view [...]

Obesity and psychosocial well-being among patients with cancer

In a study published in Psycho-Oncology , excess weight was linked with poorer psychosocial health among older adults diagnosed with breast cancer or prostate cancer. The association was not seen in older patients with colon cancer, however. In the study of 4,159 patients, obesity was consistently associated with a [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise is good medicine for advanced colon cancer

Physical activity was associated with slower cancer progression and reductions in severe treatment side effects in more than 1,200 patients undergoing chemotherapy for advanced colon cancer. (Getty Images) Waging a successful battle against advanced colon cancer should include regular doses of exercise, a new study suggests. It found that [...] Click here to view [...]

Free Fitness Program for Cancer Patients Launches in Fort Worth

Free Fitness Program for Cancer Patients Launches in FW FitSteps for Life is now offered at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and it's free for cancer patients. (Published 5 hours ago) A cancer diagnosis can turn a patient's world upside down, but a [...] Click here to view [...]

Assessment of psychological distress among cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy in Saudi Arabia

Accepted for publication 13 June 2019 Published 20 August 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 691—700 Checked for plagiarism Yes Peer reviewer comments 3 Turky H Almigbal, 1 Khalid M Almutairi, 2 Jack B Fu, 3 Jason M Vinluan, 2 Eyad Alhelih, 4 Wadi B Alonazi, 5 Mohammed Ali Batais, 1 [...] Click here to view [...]

Better approach to treat cancer

A cancer diagnosis would once push patients into a state of deep despair and anxiety. Patients used to approach the diagnosis with a fatalistic attitude and were apprehensive of the treatment. The surgical treatment was considered to be mutilating and radiation used to lead to complications and a quality [...] Click here to view [...]

Your Cancer Answers: How can I benefit from an oncology social worker?

Question: How can I benefit from an oncology scial worker during or after my cancer treatment? When a person is diagnosed with cancer, everyone’s main focus is always the physical health of the person and rightly so, but people should never neglect the emotional issues associated with cancer. Oncology [...] Click here to view [...]

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 [...]

Is It Safe for Patients to Exercise During Treatment for Cancer?

News , Cancer Management , Oncology Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 at the age of 22. The next day, the professional runner beat her own record in the 1,500 meters race. Triathlete Sindy Hooper was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013. She went on to [...] Click here to view [...]