Helping You Move into Recovery

Congratulations!  If you are reading this, it’s likely that you have completed or in the process of completing your cancer treatments.  This is a huge accomplishment and now you should be thinking about how to build back your life as you recover from the effects of treatment. The first step of recovery is determining what…

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Cancer-Related Deconditioning: A Serious Issue to Consider

Cancer and cancer treatments, while potentially life saving cause physical and functional complications for cancer patients. Of all cancer treatment complications, one of the most prevalent is cancer-related deconditioning. As defined by Wikipedia: Deconditioning is the adaptation of an organism to a less demanding environment, or, alternatively, the decrease of physiological adaptation to normal conditions. Deconditioning…

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Lung Cancer Recovery: It Isn’t Just about Exercise!

Senior man recovering from lung cancer breathes deeply

When you are in lung cancer recovery, you may experience some difficulty with doing the things you are used to doing. You may experience decreased endurance even during simple activities such as walking or shopping or doing the stairs.  It may hurt to cough, making it difficult to clear your lungs of congestion.  You may need…

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Exercise as Standard Treatment in Patients With Cancer

Multiple national agencies (eg. The American College of Sports Medicine, American Cancer Society, National Comprehensive Cancer Network and The National Cancer Institute) all now recommend “avoidance of inactivity” for cancer patients.  As of last month, the above agencies, in cooperation with international experts in exercise oncology now recommend specific guidelines and activity recommendations for cancer…

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