Mum in her fifties says staying super fit at the gym throughout chemotherapy saved her from cancer

Tricia kept going to the gym even while she underwent 16 rounds of chemotherapy and 33 radiotherapy sessions (Picture: MDWfeatures / Tricia Totten) A mum in her late fifties believes going to the gym and staying super fit is the reason she beat cancer. Tricia Totten, 54, began her [...] Click here to view [...]

Association between shoulder range of motion and pain catastrophizing scale in breast cancer patients after surgery

Researchers examined the link of pain catastrophizing with shoulder pain in patients with decreased shoulder range of motion in the postoperative period. Among 53 patients who underwent surgery due to breast cancer, the group with limited shoulder range of motion exhibited the median pain catastrophizing scale value of 27 [...] Click here to view [...]

Sharp Climb in Weight Gain After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Kristin Jenkins Significant weight gain after a diagnosis of breast cancer may be a bigger problem than previously thought, and clinicians need to do more to help patients manage it, say the authors of a national survey conducted in Australia. "We found that two-thirds of our respondents were currently [...] Click here to view [...]

New Strong Survivors cancer rehab lab opens at SIU

Phil Anton is the director of the SIU Carbondale Strong Survivors program. The program's new laboratory opened Wednesday. Phil Anton, director of Strong Survivors at SIU, talks on Wednesday about his cousin Julie A. Honerkamp during an open house for the lab that will bear her name. CARBONDALE — [...] Click here to view [...]

Keep Moving, Even Through Cancer Treatment

Maureen Salloum of Queens, N.Y., has always been a busy person, raising her two children, working as a school counselor and getting out to enjoy cultural activities. But other than the occasional bicycle ride, she had never been much into sports or working out at a gym. Then in [...] Click here to view [...]

What is Strength Training and Can It Help Cancer Patients?

Key Takeaway: Research shows that strength training, a type of exercise that can build muscle mass, can improve health in cancer patients. Strength training is a type of exercise in which one uses resistance to force the muscles to contract to build strength. Resistance for strengthening can come from [...] 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 [...]

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 [...]