Sunday, 25 May 2014 12:44

Ocean Soul Yoga

    Claire Petretti Marti understands the many benefits of yoga and the personal impact of breast cancer.  She has brought her personal expertise regarding both into her professional career.

A brief review of her website: http://www.oceansoulyoga.com/ will inform the reader of her offerings to those with breast cancer.

Published in Pink Ribbon Blog
Sunday, 25 May 2014 12:32

Yoga and Breast Cancer

A guidebook titled, "Yoga and Breast Cancer,"  has been published by Living Beyond Breast Cancer (www.LBBC.org).    Serving as an introduction, the guidebook explains basic information, and addresses questions that women with breast cancer have about the safety of yoga concerning lymphedema and post-surgery. 

Published in Pink Ribbon Blog
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 23:00

When Less is More

  In 1882, Dr. William Halsted performed the first radical mastectomy at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  The procedure was used to treat breast cancer until the 1970's, when randomized trials showed it offered no improvement in survival  over less radical measures.  The Halsted procedure involved removal of the breast, all the axillary lymph nodes, and the muscles of the chest wall, and it resulted in a profound loss of function in the affected arm.

Published in Pink Ribbon Blog

       Now those issues seem quite the disparity, but these topics are among the new items added to the online libraries recently.  Many survivors face issues of impaired sleep as well as excessive daytime fatigue.  The medical community has long been interested in understanding and treating each of these problems.  New studies might keep you awake at night.......

Published in Pink Ribbon Blog