Exercise and men with advanced prostate cancer
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Many men living with advanced prostate cancer receive treatment that includes lowering the level of testosterone in the blood, in order to starve the prostate cancer of the male hormone that makes it grow. The treatment often involves a combination of injections with tablets and is called androgen deprivation therapy, or ADT for short. While in can be effective for years or decades in controlling the cancer, ADT has unwanted physical effects, including reduced muscle mass, diminished physical strength, less stamina, thin bones and increased fat.
New guidelines help cancer survivors manage fatigue
Monday, September 8, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Fatigue in cancer survivors is finally getting much deserved attention from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is the international professional organization of cancer specialists, with over 35,000 members, including me. In April, ASCO published guidelines to help cancer specialists care for adult survivors of cancer who are experiencing fatigue. By publishing guidelines, ASCO is saying that cancer fatigue is a real and important problem, that cancer fatigue has identifiable causes, and that cancer fatigue can be helped.
How lack of sleep leads to weight gain
Thursday, September 4, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Study after study is showing that excess body weight increases our risk for many cancers and the weight loss and control can lower our risk of cancer. It is interesting that obesity is rapidly overtaking tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer.