Body-based Practices

Exercise Improves Coping While Undergoing Chemotherapy for Advanced GI Cancer

Exercise Improves Coping While Undergoing Chemotherapy for Advanced GI Cancer

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Exercise helps patients with gastrointestinal cancer undergoing chemotherapy cope with their disease and treatment.

Walking Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Cancer

Walking Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Cancer

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Simply walking for 30 minutes 3 times a week has significant impact on symptom severity and ability to cope, as well as quality of life, for patients with advanced cancer.

Ginger Extract Raises Antioxidant Levels in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Ginger Extract Raises Antioxidant Levels in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

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Supplemental ginger before and during treatment raises antioxidant levels in patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Report Suggests Clinicians Should Advise Patients on Exercise

Report Suggests Clinicians Should Advise Patients on Exercise

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The researchers concluded that physical activity should be routinely assessed and that clinicians should collaborate with their patients to design a physical activity plan.

Exercise and/or Psychological Interventions Best for Cancer-related Fatigue

Exercise and/or Psychological Interventions Best for Cancer-related Fatigue

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Exercise and/or psychological interventions effectively reduce cancer-related fatigue during and after cancer treatment.

Low-Fat Meal May Allow for Lower Doses of Abiraterone Acetate in Prostate Cancer Patients

Low-Fat Meal May Allow for Lower Doses of Abiraterone Acetate in Prostate Cancer Patients

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A lower dose of abiraterone acetate with a low fat meal may have the same effect as taking the standard dose as recommended on an empty stomach.

Nut Consumption Inversely Associated With Lung Cancer Risk

Nut Consumption Inversely Associated With Lung Cancer Risk

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A higher consumption of nuts was associated with a lower overall risk for developing lung cancer irrespective of smoking status.

Two Exercise Sessions Per Week Linked To Lower Mortality From Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Two Exercise Sessions Per Week Linked To Lower Mortality From Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

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Both men and women who exercised 1 to 2 days each week conferred significant health benefits.

ASCO: Moderate Activity Linked to Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

ASCO: Moderate Activity Linked to Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

Moderate but not vigorous activity proved beneficial for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

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.

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