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Exercise

Exercise, and act early on lymphedema after breast cancer treatment – you may be able to reverse this side effect or prevent it from becoming more severe.

NCI Cancer Topic: Managing Lymphedema – steps can be taken to prevent lymphedema from getting worse.

Cure on chemobrain: Dr. Serena Wong Discusses Cognitive Dysfunction After Cancer (April 2015). Be patient with yourself, take extra time for tasks, stay active and exercise, and other coping tips are offered.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner – just one hour of exercise each day can be enough to benefit your health. (NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, April 2015)

It’s baseball season! And it’s a good time to discuss the dangers of smokeless tobacco with your teens.

CancerCare’s Healing Hearts Bereavement Camp is a free retreat for those coping with the loss of a loved one to cancer. Registration is now open. Camp is June 5th-7th, at the June 5-7 at Malibu Dude Ranch in Milford, PA.

Yoga can also help cancer patients and survivors regain control of their bodies. Generally speaking, it is can help maintain balance and coordination just as we age. Read about the numerous benefits of yoga “therapy.” Know that many hospitals offer free yoga classes as part of their Wellness programs for patients while they are in treatment.

Cure Magazine: With more and more people moving on to cancer survivorship, the concept of cancer rehabilitation has been emerging and a key component in recovery. (May 20, 2015)

Cancer Today:  Tai chi can help cancer patients and survivors regain control of their bodies. Read how “…low-impact upper and lower body workouts may help cancer survivors who have trouble keeping their balance as a result of advancing age and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.”  (March 26, 2015)

Just “Keep Moving!” Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Donna Wilson, RN, Fitness Instructor, on “Exercise for Cancer Survivors” – includes exercising during and after treatment, and even discusses specific benefits of particular movements for certain cancers. (January 2013)

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s exercise physiologist Nancy Campbell and nutritionist Stacy Kennedy present exercise and nutrition tips for brain tumor patients and survivors. (March 2014)

Cancer Today: Maintaining strength through cancer treatment with weight training, Embracing Resistance.  (Summer 2014)

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Insight: How Exercise Can Help Neuropathy.  (July 2014)

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:  Exercise Your Way Through Neuropathy (March 2014)

MD Anderson Cancer Center on fitness matters:  myths debunked

Cure on chemobrain: Dr. Serena Wong Discusses Cognitive Dysfunction After Cancer (April 2015). Be patient with yourself, take extra time for tasks, stay active and exercise, and other coping tips are offered.

Cure Today:  Exercise, and act early on lymphedema after breast cancer treatment – you may be able to reverse this side effect or prevent it from becoming more severe. (May 2015)

Tai chi can help cancer patients and survivors regain control of their bodies. Read how “…low-impact upper and lower body workouts may help cancer survivors who have trouble keeping their balance as a result of advancing age and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.” Cancer Today (March 26, 2015)

Get moving: strong evidence exists that physical activity reduces the risk of breast, colon, and endometrial cancer.

Fitness matters. Myths debunked.

DFCI:“People with high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream have a lower overall risk of developing colorectal cancer…”

NCI: Eating before, during, and after cancer treatment (09/09). Great tips!

Harvard’s Dr. Walter Willett on research regarding diet and cancer risks.

 

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