The benefits of a healthy diet and exercise are real
Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago May 30 to June 3 have given researchers insight into how healthy diet and exercise reduce the risk of cancer. The short answer is that diet and exercise decrease inflammation, which is the word that describes the body’s biochemical response to stress.
Cyclists embark on cancer fundraising ride
Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 2:25 PM
On Saturday morning, a colorful and enthusiastic group of cyclists departed from the GHS Cancer Institute on a six-day relay ride to Lewiston, Maine. The name of the event is the Challenge to Conquer Cancer (C3).
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.