Managing Sudden Menopause After Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Menopausal symptoms can occur immediately after an operation. Ovarian cancer surgery may result in sudden, early menopause. Going through surgical menopause is a different experience than naturally occurring menopause. There are ways to alleviate the symptoms. Oftentimes, surgery for ovarian cancer puts a woman into menopause, because it involves [...] Click here to view [...]

Researchers explore cognitive effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Charles Ryan Androgen suppression therapy for prostate cancer, although effective, is associated with a host of systemic adverse effects. Researchers at the University of Minnesota are evaluating the effect of hormone therapy on cognitive function and also looking into how physical activity can help. Charles Ryan, MD, professor of [...] Click here to view [...]

My Cancer Treatment Has Made Erections Difficult. This Is How I Still Have Sex

Illustration by Cathryn Virginia In January 2019, a doctor diagnosed Dave* with aggressive prostate cancer. The news hit him and his wife of 37 years, Grace,* hard not just because of the struggles of navigating any form of cancer, but because of the serious negative effects this cancer and [...] Click here to view [...]

Acupuncture reduces radiation-induced dry mouth for cancer patients

HOUSTON -- After receiving acupuncture treatment three days a week during the course of radiation treatment, head and neck cancer patients experienced less dry mouth, according to study results from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The trial results, published in JAMA Network Open , [...] Click here to view [...]

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 [...]