Weight Lifting May Help to Avert Lymph Problem

The following is an excerpt from a NY Times article on weight lifting and lymphedema. "After a woman has surgery for breast cancer, she is typically given a long list of don’ts. Don’t lift anything heavier than 15 pounds, including your child. Don’t carry a heavy purse or grocery bags. Don’t scrub, push, pull or hammer."   Read full article My patients are often shocked when we discuss exercise.  They say, “You want me to exercise?  But I was told I can never lift anything heavier than 10 … [Read more...]

Cancer Care Seeks to Take Patients Beyond Survival

The following excerpt is from a NY Times article on Cancer Care. "As a growing number of Americans are learning, surviving cancer can mean slipping into a rabbit hole of long-term medical problems -- from premature menopause and sexual dysfunction to more debilitating side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, like heart disease and even new cancers."  Click here to view the full article. I’ve worked with thousands of men and women recovering from breast, head and neck, and other related … [Read more...]