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Research: Walk! Physical Activity and Survival After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Finding: “Physical activity after a breast cancer diagnosis may reduce the risk of death from this disease. The greatest benefit occurred in women who performed the equivalent of walking 3 to 5 hours per week at an average pace.”
Research: Prostate animal exercise study published in JAP
ABSTRACT Purpose: To investigate the effects of exercise on cancer progression, metastasis, and underlying mechanisms in an orthotopic model of murine prostate cancer. Results: Primary tumor growth rate was comparable between groups but expression of prometastatic genes was significantly modulated in exercising animals with a shift towards reduced metastasis… Conclusion: Exercise-induced stabilization of HIF-1α and […]
Phys Ed: Lifting Weights After Breast Cancer
December 22, 2010, 12:01 am By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Last year, an influential study examined whether breast cancer survivors with lymphedema could safely lift weights. Lymphedema, a painful and even disabling swelling of the arm, is a dreaded complication of breast-cancer surgery, especially if a woman had lymph nodes removed. Experts long thought that hefting weight […]
MD Anderson study: Qigong helps breast cancer patients
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that qigong, an ancient mind-body practice, helps women with breast cancer who are undergoing radiation treatments for the disease. Qigong, which has been used for at least 4,000 years across Asia to support both spiritual health and to prevent disease, appears to […]
Research: Exercise Improves Body Fat, Lean Mass, and Bone Mass in Breast Cancer Survivors
In a February 2009 article in the Journal of Obesity,
Exercise can now be prescribed like medicine for people with and beyond cancer
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — It’s well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart...
Research: The most unwell people with cancer benefit the most from exercise!
Another study probably destined to turn common medical practice on its head: a study of 600 cancer patients has...
How Cancer Survivorship Care is Changing
According to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, cancer survivorship programs and services used to be something that patients would think about...
Exercise During Treatment May Improve Chemo Response
Chemotherapy drugs work better when oxygen is available at the cancer tumor site. Some tumors become hypoxic (i.e., have...
Exercise Proves Vital Tool In Cancer Fight
“Evidence shows that exercise can be a powerful weapon for people battling certain cancers, a fact that medical experts...
Physical Activity and Cancer (Fact Sheet)
Key Points • Physical activity is a critical component of “energy balance,” the term researchers use to describe how...