Topic: Caregivers

7 Ways to Accept Support When You Have Cancer

Published by on January 20, 2021 1 Comment

It took a while – 3 years, to be exact – but Barbara finally learned to accept help from others.  Who was her teacher? Cancer.  Now, I’m the first to say that having cancer is just crap. It sucks. (To put it mildly.) Period. AND…having cancer also forces you to grow in ways you could’ve never imagined. You see, Barbara was diagnosed 6 years ago with cervical cancer.  She’s doing fine now, thanks to a second opinion from Alex and our team at CTOAM!  But back then – before she reached out to us – things were not going well.  She was still only using standard care at that time, which meant chemo.  On her best days, she felt a bit weak and fatigued…and on...
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Yoga and Lung Cancer: Benefits for Patients and Caregivers

Published by on August 9, 2018 2 Comments

It turns out that yoga and lung cancer are a good match, offering benefits to both lung cancer patients and their caregivers, including stress relief and ease of breath. Read on to explore what a recent study discovered about the connection between dyadic yoga and lung cancer patients. Dyadic Yoga for Lung Cancer Patients and Caregivers Appears to Optimize Treatment While data has already shown some of the effects that yoga has on breast cancer patients, less research has been done regarding lung cancer. Considering the emphasis that yoga places on breathing exercises, researchers wanted to explore whether yoga could reduce patients’ dyspnea (shortness of breath). An important aspect of this study was its emphasis on a dyadic approach: i.e. focusing on the interaction between...
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