Breast Cancer Sufferers Benefits From Yoga Both Physically and Emotionally

 

Yoga can be very beneficial for your body.  Research shows that it can improve the quality of life in women who have breast cancer and who are undergoing radiation therapy.  Yoga improves overall health, physical functioning,  and reduces the levels of stress hormones in patients.

Breast Cancer Sufferers Benefits From Yoga“Mind-body therapies can help cancer patients, and yoga has been shown in numerous studies to help improve the physical and emotional well being of cancer sufferers, raising quality of life both during and after treatment.

Improved quality of life, overall health and physical functioning; reduced stress\

For example, a 2011 study by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that yoga helped to improve the quality of life in women who were undergoing radiation therapy for their breast cancers. Other than reduced fatigue, the ladies also experienced improvements in their overall health and physical functioning as well as reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This latter benefit is significant because elevated stress hormone levels throughout the day could worsen breast cancer outcomes.”

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Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris was born in Europe but has lived in the US for many years. He attended college both in Europe and the US and completed medical school at the University of Texas. Residency and fellowship in oncology was completed at Baylor. Read More...
Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton