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Spring

Spring is finally here and hopefully the start of some beautiful weather. Not so good if we are still in lockdown but hopefully restrictions will be eased a bit soon. Cancer patients may start to feel some relief knowing those extremely cold days causing extra pain may nearly be behind us for this year. Those …

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Try laughter

Too tired to exercise?  Cancer fatigue set in? Need some stress release?  Try laughter! It can work as an effective distraction from things that cause anxiety and anger. Laughing instantly reduces the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline) and dopamine, and increases the production of serotonin and endorphins which reduce effects of …

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Spring is here

Spring is finally here and hopefully the start of some beautiful weather. Cancer patients may start to feel some relief knowing those extremely cold days causing extra pain may nearly be behind us for this year. Those warmer days can work wonders and the gardens start to come to life.  It’s a good time to …

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Keep Moving

It is important to ‘keep moving’. Being physically active can improve the side-effects of treatment and prevent long-term side-effects.  Before starting an exercise program chat with your medical team particularly if you have bone cancer or if you have any persistent treatment-related side effects, such as lymphoedema (swelling caused by a build-up of lymphfluid), shortness of breath, …

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Being active

Winter’s done, Spring is here and how happy are we that the weather is warming up gradually encouraging us to be more active. Cancer patients should be as active as their abilities and condition allow. Some days are harder than others to think about exercising so have two plans, one for good and one for bad …

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Keep exercising

Don’t let the cold weather slow you down! Lack of light is no excuse now, the shortest day has passed and the daylight is getting longer again. If you still cannot bear to head outdoors,  increase your fitness at home – there are some fabulous videos now including walking. For cancer patients some days are …

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Exercise

Before starting an exercise program chat with your medical team particularly if you have bone cancer or if you have any persistent treatment-related side effects, such as lymphoedema (swelling caused by a build-up of lymph fluid), shortness of breath, nerve damage, skin irritation, fatigue or pain. Just 30 minutes per day of moderate walking can …

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