Air Pollution in Your City: Is it Harmful Enough to Cause Cancer?
by guest blogger Marcela De Vivo
The average adult takes 12-20 breaths per minute. While breathing in the air around you while you are at home may not alarm you, have you ever stopped to consider the air you breathe while outdoors? Particularly if you live in a dirty and polluted city, you might want to think
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Healthy recipe from Caring4Cancer
Kale and other green leafy vegetables are nutrient-rich and good additions to any diet.
Preparation time: 10 minutes. My type of recipe
Serves four as a side dish.
2 bunches of kale,* cleaned and coarsely chopped into 1- to 2-inch pieces ½ cup water ½ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (dried, powdered, red pepper) ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries ¼ cup chopped walnuts
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GETTING REAL ABOUT LIFE AFTER CANCER Nico Juber is a 29-year-old cancer survivor. In 2011, Nico founded Thrive/Survive Los Angeles with the help of her friend and fellow young adult survivor, Sunshine Esteves. Thrive/Survive is a nonprofit project designed to help post-treatment young adults because not only did Nico and Sunshine survive cancer, they wanted to thrive.As a young adult, there is a lot of focus on fighting cancer
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A cancer diagnosis can be extremely difficult to deal with physically and mentally. New medical advances are enabling more people to fight this disease successfully. But there are still side effects of the surgery and treatments even though there has been much advancement. One of the side effects from cancer can be lymphedema.
The circulatory system is made up of arteries and veins and the lymphatic system. The lymphatic
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The breast cancer survivor’s balance can suffer after surgical procedures. We find this to be especially acute with the TRAM flap procedure where the rectus abdominus is altered. Poor core strength has a negative effect on balance. A breast cancer survivor has to learn how to compensate for this change of muscle placement through a series of exercises designed to strengthen the remaining muscles such as the obliques.
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Cancer surgery and treatments can affect posture in cancer survivors. Studies have shown that if you have breast cancer surgery and treatments, you are more likely to have faulty body posture. I would like to see every person who has had surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation be evaluated by a cancer exercise specialist who is trained for your particular situation. Thus, a cancer survivor can receive specific and targeted recommendations.
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