This year, things are likely going to be a bit different when it comes to celebrating the holidays. We all need to do our part to help keep one another safe and healthy while there is a COVID-19 pandemic. Make sure to consult the Arizona Department of Health for the latest guidelines about wearing masks and social distancing.
It’s normal to feel anxious during cancer treatment with your number one concern whether the treatment will work. Add to that the stresses of managing appointments, family responsibilities, job responsibilities and you have the makings for a lot of anxiety. It can be enough to cause physical problems including irritability, shortness of breath, a tightness in your chest, and sleeplessness to name a few. (more…)
If you’re recovering from breast cancer, the medicines that are part of your treatment program can have unwanted effects. You and your oncologist have chosen a path for your breast cancer treatment, but it’s also important to add things to your routine that will help you feel better both mentally and physically. These are called complementary therapies. Yoga is an exercise and breathing therapy that has been proven to help breast cancer patients and survivors.
Many patients worry about cancer getting in the way of daily life, which may include their summer vacation or travel plans. Initially, yes, a cancer diagnosis can put certain things on hold – but in most cases, it’s only temporary. Once your cancer treatment plan is in place, resuming everyday activities often becomes more manageable – even when it involves going on a trip. Traveling with cancer may involve some extra planning, but there are ways to help it be less stressful and more enjoyable. Here are some tips to get you started so you can enjoy the travel season.
The Importance of Exercise; Before, During and After Cancer Treatments – Phoenix, AZ Cancer Specialists
Did you know that exercise is one of the most important actions you can take during your cancer treatment? It’s true!
New research has shown that exercise before, during, and after cancer treatments can:
- Help alleviate side effects of cancer treatment, such as fatigue, pain, and bone and muscle loss
- Fuel your appetite
- Improve your quality of life by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression
- Reduce the risk of cancer recurrence
- Help sustain your heart health
- Maintain or improve your physical abilities
- Boost your self-image and confidence
- Help control your weight