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Exercise For Cancer Survivorship Of Breast Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 29 July 2022
Exercise For Cancer Survivorship Of Breast Cancer
Exercise helps patients regain arm mobility more quickly after breast cancer surgery
A new study indicates that physical therapy can help women receiving a lymph node dissection for breast cancer regain full use of their affected arm more rapidly than current standard follow-up care. Many women who are treated for breast cancer receive a lymph node dissection, which is a surgery to remove lymphatic tissue between the breast and underarm. When lymph nodes are removed or damaged, fluid can bui...
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What's the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 8 July 2022
What's the Best Time of Day to Exercise?
For most of us, the "best" time of day to work out is simple: When we can. That's why we call it a "routine." And if the results are the same, it's hard to imagine changing it up. But what if the results aren't the same? They may not be, according to a new study from a research team at Skidmore College. The results of a 12-week exercise program were different for morning vs. evening workouts. Women who worked out in the morning lost more fat, while those wh...
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Healthy Eating Strategies for Cancer Survivors Experiencing Taste Changes

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 16 June 2022
Healthy Eating Strategies for Cancer Survivors Experiencing Taste Changes
June is National Cancer Survivor Month. It is dedicated to anyone who has personal experience with a cancer diagnosis.  Survivors experience numerous side effects caused by cancer and its treatment. Changes in taste is one side effect that significantly impacts eating and nutritional status,  and it can linger for months and even years beyond treatment. If you are a cancer survivor and taste changes have caused you to significantly reduce your eating habits or you’ve lo...
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Time-Restricted Eating May Reduce CVD Risk After Breast Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 June 2022
Time-Restricted Eating May Reduce CVD Risk After Breast Cancer
Time-restricted eating reduced cardiovascular risk among older breast cancer survivors, a single-group feasibility study suggests. The results show a 15% relative decline in cardiovascular risk, measured using the Framingham Risk Score, among at-risk breast cancer survivors (BCS) after only 8 weeks of following a time-restricted eating regimen, reported Amy A. Kirkham, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology and physical education, University of Toronto, and colleagues. "Time-restricte...
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Cancer Survivors' Sleep Is Affected Long After Treatment

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 20 February 2022
Cancer Survivors' Sleep Is Affected Long After Treatment
Once the stress of a cancer diagnosis and its intensive treatments have passed, the hope is that life can return to normal. But we know that this is not true for many people who have had treatments for cancer, and sleep is often impacted for a long time after treatment. Researchers at the American Cancer Society studied responses from 1,903 cancer survivors from across the US. These survivors were diagnosed with cancers such as breast cancer or prostate cancer about nine years before th...
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