Remote Coaching Can Help Breast Cancer Survivors Achieve Healthy Weight Loss

Credit: iStock A telephone-coaching and web-based weight loss plan referred to by scientists as the “POWER-remote intervention” and delivered to overweight and obese breast cancer survivors helped half of them lose 5% or more of their body weight after six months — and to keep it off for 12 [...] 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 [...]

Obesity and tumours: What’s cancer eating for lunch?

Obesity is one of the leading factors contributing to cancer development worldwide. Today is World Obesity Day. In this feature, Joanne Duffy speaks to Dr Barrie Peck about how fat affects cancer on a molecular level, the relationship between obesity and cancer, and why it's all more complicated than [...] 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 [...]

Dropping weight could lower risk for prostate cancer

A new study found that having a body mass index above the range that's considered healthy during middle to late adulthood was associated with the highest risk for advanced prostate cancer. Photo by Tiago Zr/Shutterstock Here's more motivation for men to shed pounds if they're overweight: It could lower [...] Click here to view [...]

Sharp Climb in Weight Gain After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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 overweight or [...] Click here to view [...]

Program offers a roadmap for helping cancer patients overcome malnutrition

Malnutrition is one of the most common – and serious – complications of cancer and its treatments, with up to 80% of cancer patients ending up malnourished. This can be caused by things like cancers that interfere with eating and/or digestion and by treatment side effects like mouth sores, [...] 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 [...]

Nutrition support for cancer patients offered by CarolinaEast [Sponored content]

Jan 29, 2020 at 9:53 AM Sometimes cancer patients undergoing radiation treatments or chemotherapy experience nausea or taste changes that can lead to unintentional weight loss. That’s where Ashley Bradshaw and Ashleigh Tyson of the CarolinaEast SECU Comprehensive Cancer Center’s nutrition support service can help. “Our mission here is [...] Click here to view [...]