Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer’


Exercise Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted on October 19th, 2012 | 5 Comments

As a physiotherapist and leader of Wellsprings’ exercise program, I have the privilege of training many women who are breast cancer survivors.  Consistently, joint and muscle pain is reported by many of our participants, particularly post-menopausal women on hormone therapy.  So, what’s going on???  Are you one of the many women experiencing muscle, joint, or… [Read More]

Treatment for breast cancer, and other cancers, can lead to a condition called lymphedema. Although not life-threatening it can be debilitating and may seriously affect day-to-day functioning. With early detection and effective treatment, lymphedema can be improved or prevented from progressing to an advanced stage. What are some of the signs & symptoms of breast… [Read More]

‘Now that I have a diagnosis of breast cancer, is it safe for me to eat soy products?’  This is one of the most commonly asked questions.  The concern stems from the fact that soy contains isoflavones, which can act like estrogen.  There have been conflicting studies in the lab.  Some showed a beneficial effect… [Read More]