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Lung Cancer Patients Experience “Significant Improvement in Stamina and Mental Health…”

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“We were encouraged by the findings overall,” “And that advanced lung cancer patients undergoing treatment are not too sick to participate in a behavioral supportive intervention…”

A diagnosis of lung cancer is one of the most difficult of all cancers. The mental and physical demands on the patient during active therapy is a challenge. Difficulty breathing challenges your health, both mind and body. The study linked and excerpted below cites yoga with your caregiver to be a beneficial therapy for you both.

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 I will be direct. Whether its surgery to remove the tumor, radiation and/or chemotherapy, the lung cancer patient’s life will be difficult.
To complicate the situation it is possible that older lung cancer patients may not be interested in attending yoga classes. I can see it now “please mom/dad, just go with me to a few classes…please…”
I included the study in hopes that mom/dad will be moved by the research that he/she will give yoga a chance…
My experience as both a cancer survivor and cancer coach is that patients must use the spectrum of evidence-based therapies to manage their cancer.

And because I am a long-term survivor of an incurable cancer and cancer coach I understand the necessity of both conventional (FDA approved) and evidence-based non-conventional therapies.

Have you been diagnosed with lung cancer? Please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

2 Things That Go Together: Yoga and Advanced Lung Cancer

“Compared with a control group, patients who participated in a yoga program while undergoing treatment experienced significant improvement in stamina and mental health…

As lung cancer patients often are symptomatic, older, and may be in poor physical shape, Dr Milbury and her team believed that yoga was a low-impact exercise that patients could perform easily. In addition, yoga has a strong emphasis on breathing, an important issue in lung cancer where shortness of breath is a common symptom…

“Patients tend to have difficulties with breathing, depression and fatigue,” Dr Milbury said. “Cancer treatments may worsen these symptoms and reduce their physical function and overall quality of life…”

“Similar to patients, family members providing care and support to the patient may also feel tired and anxious and sad,” she explained during her presentation…

“We were encouraged by the findings overall,” Dr Milbury concluded, “And that advanced lung cancer patients undergoing treatment are not too sick to participate in a behavioral supportive intervention

 

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ken marovich says 4 years ago

i can’t find a member sign in box

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    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Ken-

    I will email you directly.

    Thanks

    David Emerson

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