Keep on exercising, researchers advise older breast cancer survivors

One year of exercise can ensure steady maintenance of bone density to help prevent fractures To build and maintain muscle strength, it is best for older breast cancer survivors to follow an ongoing exercise program of resistance and impact training. This advice comes from Jessica Dobek of the Oregon Health and Science University, lead author … Continue reading Keep on exercising, researchers advise older breast cancer survivors

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Menopause symptoms worse in cancer survivors

Cancer survivors were twice as likely to experience severe menopausal symptoms compared to women who have not had cancer, a new Australian study has found. The study ( published in Menopause, the Journal of the North American Menopause Society) was led by the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne, with the King Edward Memorial Hospital … Continue reading Menopause symptoms worse in cancer survivors

Racial disparities in health care among older male cancer survivors

Older African-American and Hispanic men who have survived cancer are less likely than their white counterparts to see a specialist or receive basic preventive care, such as vaccinations, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Researchers examined racial/ethnic disparities in health care receipt among a nationally representative sample of male cancer survivors. … Continue reading Racial disparities in health care among older male cancer survivors

Study finds strong pregnancy outcomes for survivors of childhood cancer

Although women who survived childhood cancer face an increased risk of infertility, nearly two-thirds of those who tried unsuccessfully to become pregnant for at least a year eventually conceived, according to clinical researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital. This is comparable to the rate of eventual pregnancy … Continue reading Study finds strong pregnancy outcomes for survivors of childhood cancer