Home-based exercise, weight loss interventions do not improve breast cancer-related lymphedema

A home-based exercise and/or weight loss intervention failed to improve breast cancer-related lymphedema outcomes among breast cancer survivors with overweight, according to results from the WISER Survivor randomized trial published in JAMA Oncology . “The present study sought to test the effects of exercise, weight loss and combined exercise [...] Click here to view [...]

Can Physical Activity Delay Progression in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal Cancer Increased physical activity did not appear to be related to overall survival among patients diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology . However, the study did find physical activity had an effect on progression-free survival and risk for [...] 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 [...]

PINK UP – New yoga class is helping cancer patients

A unique, new class at Saint Francis Healthcare System is benefiting cancer patients, their families and even their doctors. “I finished treatment three weeks ago but my body is still kind of wondering what’s going on,” explained Angela Roper. “I was put into surgical menopause." Roper said after being [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise and cancer

Can athletics help beat cancer? John Shepherd meets exercise physiologist Tom Cowan to find out Aged 49, Jason Carty (pictured) came back from the World Masters Indoor Championships in Torun with a gold in the M45 60m in a British record of 7.01. He ran a PB to show [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise Linked to Longer Life

Physical activity can reduce the risk of early death, regardless of past activity levels. Keeping physically active or becoming more active during middle and older age is associated with a lower risk of death, regardless of past activity levels or existing health conditions, suggests a large United Kingdom study [...] Click here to view [...]

How Exercise and Sport Help Cancer Patients

Petra Thaller and Thorsten Schulz presented their heart project "Outdoor Against Cancer" at OutDoor by ISPO. In an interview with ISPO.com, they explain how sport helps cancer patients and why exercise is essential for the body. Thorsten Schulz and Petra Thaller presented their heart project Outdoor Against Cancer at [...] Click here to view [...]

Bowel cancer: This exercise may help to fight the disease says study – do you do this?

Bowel cancer begins in the large bowel (colon) and the back passage (rectum). It is also known as colorectal cancer. Treatment depends on where the cancer starts in a person’s bowel and how far the cancer has spread. Surgery is usually the main treatment for bowel cancer, but a [...] Click here to view [...]

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