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Exercise Benefits Older Breast Cancer Survivors

Exercise Benefits Older Breast Cancer Survivors | cancer survivorship | Scoop.it
A study suggests that older breast cancer survivors should follow ongoing resistance and impact exercise programs to protect bone density and build and maintain muscle strength.

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 14, 2013 10:45 AM

According to researchers it can be challenging for older breast cancer survivors to maintain a healthy body composition after suffering the effects of cancer, treatment for the disease and reduced physical activity. They explain that treatment for cancer is linked to loss of bone density, a reduction in lean body mass and weight gain.

This means older breast cancer survivors are at higher risk of developing diseases related to obesity, frailty and fractures, and breast cancer recurrence. Lead researcher Jessica Dobek of the Oregon Health and Science University commented that "Exercise programs aimed at improving musculoskeletal health should be considered in the long-term care plan for breast cancer survivors."

Tambre Leighn's curator insight, December 18, 2013 10:50 AM

Physical activity is one of the foundation principles for healthy living for everyone, however, it is even more important for cancer survivors.  Read on for more on the value of being active for older breast cancer survivors and help someone you know to get moving today!

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Breast cancer survivors benefit from practicing mindfulness-based stress reduction

Breast cancer survivors benefit from practicing mindfulness-based stress reduction | cancer survivorship | Scoop.it

Previous research reports as many as 50 percent of breast cancer survivors are depressed. Now, University of Missouri researchers in the Sinclair School of Nursing say a meditation technique can help breast cancer survivors improve their emotional and physical well-being.


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When Men Get Breast Cancer

When Men Get Breast Cancer | cancer survivorship | Scoop.it
A provocative new series by the New York-based fashion photographer David Jay features the faces, and scars, of men with breast cancer.
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Cancer In Common

Cancer In Common | cancer survivorship | Scoop.it
Cancer In Common is a social network where patients can connect with cancer survivors, patients and their family or supporters. Create your personal profile today.
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Follow-up care for older breast cancer survivors needs to be all-encompassing

Follow-up care for older breast cancer survivors needs to be all-encompassing | cancer survivorship | Scoop.it
Older women who have overcome breast cancer are likely to struggle with heart disease, osteoporosis and hypertension further on in their lives.
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This flashmob of cancer survivors will inspire you.

This flash mob of cancer survivors will inspire you. http://www.footballhighlightstoday.com/ Get Latest Football highlights and Goals from English Premier Le...
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'The Scar Project' Captures Stories of Young Breast Cancer Survivors

Photographer David Jay switched from capturing couture to creating portraits of young women with breast cancer. Everyday Health is your No. 1 resource for he...
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The Cancer Survivors Club | A collection of truly inspirational, uplifting and assuring survival stories.

The Cancer Survivors Club has an excellent mix of stories, from the most common cancer, to the rarest. Some of the cancer types mentioned are; Brain, Bowel, Breast, Pancreatic, Testicular, Leukaemia, Nasal and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
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Preparing Yourself

Preparing Yourself | cancer survivorship | Scoop.it
We can help you learn about your cancer type and prepare yourself emotionally for the journey ahead. (We know that fighting cancer is more than just direct treatment.
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