Body-based Practices

Resistance Training Improves Posttreatment Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Resistance Training Improves Posttreatment Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Loss of bone density related to chemotherapy and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer can lead to debilitating hip and vertebral fractures. This discussion discusses the impact of resistance training for these patients.

Adherence to WCRF/AICR Diet Linked to Lower Cancer Risk Among Older Adults

Adherence to WCRF/AICR Diet Linked to Lower Cancer Risk Among Older Adults

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Adherence to World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)/American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) dietary recommendations improves cancer risks. In this study, researchers determined whether adherence to these recommendations provides the same benefits for older persons.

Men With Genetic Risk of CRC May Lower Risk Via Healthy Lifestyle

Men With Genetic Risk of CRC May Lower Risk Via Healthy Lifestyle

Adopting healthy lifestyle can cut 25-year risk for the disease from 29 to 13 percent.

Massage Therapy Promising for Pain, Anxiety in Patients With Cancer

Massage Therapy Promising for Pain, Anxiety in Patients With Cancer

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Massage therapy may be promising for reducing the intensity/severity of pain, fatigue, and anxiety in patients with cancer.

High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Can Protect Against Cancer

High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Can Protect Against Cancer

A Mediterranean-style diet can help protect against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer,research indicates.

Compounds in Parsley and Dill Extracts Found to Have Anticancer Activity

Compounds in Parsley and Dill Extracts Found to Have Anticancer Activity

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Based on compounds extracted from parsley and dill seeds, a team of Russian scientists proposed an efficient approach to synthesizing novel compounds with anticancer activity.

Exercise Cuts Cardiac Events in Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer

Exercise Cuts Cardiac Events in Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer

The incidence of cardiovascular events was down for patients with non-metastatic breast cancer that exercise.

Nutrition Facts Label Redesigned by FDA

Nutrition Facts Label Redesigned by FDA

Added sugars and relevant portion sizes are among the highlights of this food label revision.

Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer

Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer

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Food speaks to our genes; its message or signal can turn the immune system on or off. Consumption of a high carbohydrate or sugar diet can increase risk of cancer.

Physical Activity May Improve Prostate Cancer Prognosis

Physical Activity May Improve Prostate Cancer Prognosis

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A moderate to high level of physical activity before and after diagnosis may improve prognosis in patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer.

AACR: Regular Pre-Diagnosis Exercise Ups Prostate Cancer Survival

AACR: Regular Pre-Diagnosis Exercise Ups Prostate Cancer Survival

Researchers found that men with prostate cancer who had exercised regularly had the best outcomes.

Study uses dog sledding to demonstrate benefits of adapted physical activities for children with cancer

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The results of a new preliminary study indicate that children with cancer may benefit from a different kind of treatment: a healthy dose of adventure.

Yoga and meditation can ease menopausal symptoms following breast cancer

Yoga and meditation can ease menopausal symptoms following breast cancer

Randomized trial shows beneficial effect for yoga combined with meditation in breast cancer survivors.

Sleep quality impacts breast cancer survival

Sleep quality impacts breast cancer survival

Poor sleep and snoring before breast cancer diagnosis is tied to poor survival outcomes.

Americans' use of complementary health approaches evolving

Americans' use of complementary health approaches evolving

Yoga practice and fish oil use up, whereas some other supplement use is down.

Exercise beneficial for patients with head and neck cancers undergoing radiation therapy

Exercise beneficial for patients with head and neck cancers undergoing radiation therapy

Significant benefits of exercise regimen in reducing the effect of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement on swallowing function for patients with head and neck cancer.

Aerobic exercise reduces fatigue in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer

Aerobic exercise reduces fatigue in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer

Findings in a quasi-experimental study of Taiwanese women with early-stage breast cancer showed the potential for exercise to reduce fatigue in women undergoing radiotherapy.

Follow-up study shows that exercise may improve PFS in lymphoma patients

Follow-up study shows that exercise may improve PFS in lymphoma patients

Aerobic exercise may boost progression-free survival in patients with lymphoma, trial data suggests.

Cellular evidence for mind-body connection in breast cancer survivors

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Researchers have demonstrated that employing mindfulness meditation or being a member of a support group has a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors.

Bariatric patients face lower cancer risks

Bariatric patients face lower cancer risks

A new study indicates that bariatric patients benefit from a significantly decreased risk of cancer compared to other obese patients.

Fasting may protect against immune-related effects of chemotherapy

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Periodic fasting may combat both chemotherapy-induced changes in immune cell function by replenishing stem cells in the blood; these findings suggest that fasting may provide benefits for cancer patients.

Continued inactivity may contribute to certain cancers

Continued inactivity may contribute to certain cancers

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that sitting is also connected to cancer - but not all types.

Yoga decreases Inflammation and fatigue in patients with breast cancer

Yoga decreases Inflammation and fatigue in patients with breast cancer

Three months of yoga practice is enough to reduce inflammation and fatigue in breast cancer survivors, a study has found.

Exercise halves breast cancer risk

Exercise halves breast cancer risk

Using combination of exercise and diet to lose weight can significantly cut the risk of breast cancer.

Better sleep linked to longer survival in advanced breast cancer

Better sleep linked to longer survival in advanced breast cancer

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A new study reports that sleep efficiency, a ratio of time asleep to time spent in bed, is predictive of survival time for women with advanced breast cancer.

Yoga increases QoL for breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy

Yoga increases QoL for breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy

For women with breast cancer, incorporating yoga into radiotherapy is associated with a lasting improvement in quality of life.

Yoga improves fatigue and reduces inflammatory markers in breast cancer survivors

Yoga improves fatigue and reduces inflammatory markers in breast cancer survivors

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Improvements in fatigue, IL-6, TNF-a, and IL-1B seen in a clinical trial that measured the effects of yoga practice in women survivors of breast cancer.

Yoga beneficial for breast cancer survivors

Yoga beneficial for breast cancer survivors

Twelve-week intervention linked to improved fatigue, vitality, lower levels of proinflammatory cytokines in participants.

Exercise after cancer increases survival for men

Exercise after cancer increases survival for men

Lower risk of all-cause mortality and mortality from cancer and cardiovascular disease were seen with with increasing physical activity.

Daily walking can reduce breast cancer risk

Daily walking can reduce breast cancer risk

As little as an hour a day of walking reduces breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women.

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