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.
Not all physical activity is created equal
Monday, September 1, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
All exercise (running, biking, swimming, resistance training, etc.) is some form of physical activity but not all physical activities (chores, gardening, knitting, dancing, etc.) are necessarily exercise. Many people think that they don’t need to exercise because they are already active. However, activity alone does not necessarily lead to improved physical fitness.