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 [...]

Studies question medical marijuana’s usefulness in treating sleep problems and cancer pain

The study found that the more often people used medical marijuana, the greater the likelihood they would struggle with falling and staying asleep. Marijuana may not help people with chronic pain sleep better, particularly if they are regular and frequent users of the drug, according to a study published [...] 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 [...]

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 [...]

How to keep chemo from giving you heart disease

Chemotherapy takes so much out of you… It can leave you exhausted, nauseous, confused and unable to focus (chemo brain), and even worse — at risk for other health problems, including heart disease. That’s because not only does chemotherapy wear out your immune system so that you are open [...] Click here to view [...]

Lenexa woman reveals mental health challenges that cancer patients face

LENEXA, Kan. — Everyday, simple pleasures like the scent of a candle and a refreshing glass of water are filled with new meaning for one local breast cancer survivor. Shalena Prude, of Lenexa, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 at 38 years old. Now, she's loving life. But [...] Click here to view [...]

‘Cancer isn’t allowed in the weight room’: Powerlifter powers through prostate cancer

This is where his 22 years of battling prostate cancer disappears by sheer iron will. It happens beneath the plated metal poised on the bench press in the bowels of Harrisburg’s century-old YMCA. The basement weight room is appropriately dubbed the dungeon. There, powerlifter Gerald “Jake” Burke, age 75, [...] Click here to view [...]

Analysis Supports Acupuncture for Cancer Pain

Use of acupuncture and acupressure led to significant improvement in cancer-associated pain and a reduction in analgesic medication, a meta-analysis showed. Seven randomized trials comparing real versus sham-controlled acupuncture collectively showed a 1.38-point difference in pain intensity favoring real procedures, as assessed on a scale of 0-10 (0=none, 10=most [...] Click here to view [...]