When people lose their hair to cancer, they lose their ‘security blanket’

Confined to a hospital room, 15-year-old Vinesha Ramasamy’s body was responding to her first round of chemotherapy. The Ontario teen had recently been diagnosed with bone cancer and the treatment had made her so sick that she hadn’t left her reclining bed in nearly a month. Her hair, once [...] Click here to view [...]

Patrick Dempsey’s cancer center offers acupuncture, and he swears by the needle treatments himself, too

Patrick Dempsey started a non-profit cancer center in Maine, where his mother was treated for ovarian cancer. Dempsey told Insider that acupuncture is one of the most popular treatments offered at the Dempsey Center. Scientific studies suggest that acupuncture can help ease the nausea and vomiting that are often [...] Click here to view [...]

New Rx for cancer patients: exercise

Since Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in 2006, the now 57-year-old has embraced a workout routine that led to recent headlines like, "Sheryl Crow's Secret to Killer Arms." Her favorite routine: "I have a rowing machine, and I knock out 20 to 45 minutes first [...] Click here to view [...]

Mindfulness May Be Balm for Breast Cancer Patients

HealthDay Reporter advanced breast cancer might find mindfulness can ease their pain, anxiety and depression , a new study suggests. Mindfulness is the ability to keep your mind focused on the present moment. "Mindfulness helps us relate to our thoughts, emotions and physical symptoms in a different way," said [...] Click here to view [...]

BUDDY CHECK 7: Yoga for breast cancer survivors

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- You may know about some of the benefits of yoga for overall health. At one yoga studio in Wausau, they're offering a class with a specific clientele in mind, breast cancer patients. Therapeutic yoga, 5 Koshas 5 Koshas started a six week yoga program for [...] Click here to view [...]

Here’s what happens when cancer patients are prescribed exercise

Joanne Ross-Zuj now uses 2.25 kilogram weights for her chest flies, something she says she would have never been able to do before she started coming to the Well-Fit program. (Julianne Hazlewood/CBC) If you're diagnosed with cancer, the gym likely isn't your first stop. But updated recommendations from a [...] Click here to view [...]

High-intensity weight training extending life of man, 70, battling prostate cancer

Exercise could be the key to recovery Three times a week, Robert Lane jumps in his car and makes the 40-mile round trip from his home to a state-of-the-art university gym. At 70-years-old, the retired engineer is fitter, stronger and has more energy than many of the 20-something students [...] Click here to view [...]

Three studies link increasing life span with increasing exercise

Who wants to be 75 and in an old-folks home? Who wouldn’t want to be 85 and doing 85 percent of the things you did at 65? What could you be doing today to make the latter more likely? For starters, exercise. Last week’s column explained if you want [...] Click here to view [...]

Yoga to meditation: A look at the complementary methods for breast cancer patients to treat the whole person

Yoga4cancer Teri Richardson at Yoga4Cancer. When Teri Richardson was given the diagnosis of breast cancer , she said she felt like her breath was taken away. "I didn't believe it. I thought they were looking at somebody else's chart. It must be a mistake," she told "GMA." An avid [...] Click here to view [...]