Ask the Expert: 8 Questions About Fertility and Metastatic Breast Cancer

Share on Pinterest 1. How can MBC affect my fertility? Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) can cause a woman to lose her ability to have children with her own eggs. This diagnosis can also delay the timing of when a woman can become pregnant. One reason is that after starting [...] Click here to view [...]

Men with prostate cancer can have healthy sex lives after surgery

There's a perception that surgery to treat prostate cancer will spell the end of a man's sex life. And while that often used to be the case, survivorship programs, like the one at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, offer counseling and interventions to promote sexual recovery after [...] Click here to view [...]

Prostate cancer symptoms: This unpleasant sensation may signify the disease has spread

Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine from the [...] Click here to view [...]

Pilates mat exercise program & weight loss

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of intermittent exercise on body composition, fat distribution and vasomotor symptoms in perimenopausal sedentary women. In this study participated that total 66 middle-aged with the phenomenon of hot flushes overweight sedentary women as volunteers. Body weight, Body composition (via skin folds caliper), waist hip [...]

Can massage therapy help cancer patients sleep better?

I t is important to understand how crucial sleep is to anyone who is sick, undergoing arduous treatment or in a recovery phase, as well as to those under major stress. Consistent, high-quality sleep is essential for immune resilience, pain control, emotional stability and quality of life. Obviously, cancer patients need to be able [...]

Can yoga improve sleep quality among cancer survivors

Thirty percent to 90% of cancer survivors report impaired sleep quality post-treatment, which can be severe enough to increase morbidity and mortality. Lifestyle interventions, such as exercise, are recommended in conjunction with drugs and cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of impaired sleep. Preliminary evidence indicates that yoga—a mind-body practice and form of exercise—may [...]

Naturopathy patients reported improvement for anxiety, hot flashes , menstrual changes and vaginal dryness about as frequently as patients who were treated conventionally

Although the use of alternative medicine in the United States is increasing, no published studies have documented the effectiveness of naturopathy for treatment of menopausal symptoms compared to women receiving conventional therapy in the clinical setting. Objective: To compare naturopathic therapy with conventional medical therapy for treatment of selected menopausal symptoms. Design: A retrospective [...]

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Exercise and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in men. In addition to improved treatments, strategies to reduce disease risk are urgently required. This review summarises the literature that examines the association between exercise and prostate cancer risk. Between 1989 and 2001, 13 cohort studies were conducted in the US and [...]

Relaxation training helped relieve hot flashes in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer

Relaxation training helped relieve hot flashes in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, according to a study published in the April edition of Journal of Pain and Symptom Management {200S; 35 [4], 397-405). Medical professionals who care for women with a history of breast cancer are interested in nonpharmaceutical alternatives for treating patients who [...]