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Exercise, Physical Activity, Radiation Therapy,
Alexandra Andrews



RC271.P44 - Exercise and Physical Activity

RC271.R3 - Radiation Therapy


Exercise Physical Activity Issues
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RC271.P44.C48.1 - Exercise: A Cancer Survivor's Tool For Wellness
Jane Clark
Have you ever wondered if there is ANYTHING you can do to reduce stress levels, enhance abilities to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), and potentially boost your immune system
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/whyexercise.html
First appeared 2002-12-14; Updated 2008-03-04
RC271.P44.M41.1 - Exercises for Cancer Supportive Care
Francine Manuel, RPT, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Jack LaLanne, Kathleen Dzubur, MS, Isadora Rosenbaum, MA, Eric Durak, MS, Gary Abrams, MD
Aerobic and resistive exercises improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system - heart, lung, circulation, strengthen muscles, increase red blood cell count, lessen fatigue and nausea and improve quality of life. Minimizing body deconditioning helps cancer patients tolerate the side affects of chemotherapy, radiation and other invasive treatments. Learning how to breathe is therapeutic and relaxing. Includes Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale and Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS)
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/exercise.html
First appeared 1999-05-01; updated 2008-08-10
RC271.P44.M41.1 - Benefits of Physical Activity
Francine Manuel, RPT, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Jack LaLanne
Exercise will increase survival, improve quality of life and decrease risk for cancer recurrence, fatigue, overweight and obesity.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivor/activity.html
First appeared 2002-12-14; Updated 2008-08-02
RC271.P44.M41.2 - Exercise For Longevity
Francine Manuel, RPT, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Jack LaLanne
Exercise has been shown to maintain youthfulness, promotes longevity, decreases stress, controls weight gain, and promotes a sense of well-being. Flexibility and joint mobility alleviates general aches and pains, arthritis and strong abdominal muscles can also help relieve back pain.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/exerciselong.html
First appeared 2009-12-17;
RC271.P44.R39.1 - Rehabilitation Exercises
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Arthur F. Cerf, MD, and Jack LaLanne
Invigorating regular exercise including gardening, sports and recreation can limber and strengthen your muscles, joints, improve your physical ability, fitness, energy, stamina, mental status, appetite, relaxation, sleep, and may help with depression and reducing boredom. With medical permission you can begin these exercises even while you are recovering from surgery and while you are undergoing radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Includes description of the MediGym and Stage I, Stage II, Stage III exercises.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/exercises.html
First appeared 1999-05-01; updated 2008-08-26
RC271.P44.R39.2 - Stage I: Beginning To Move Exercises
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Arthur F. Cerf, MD, and Jack LaLanne
Regular exercise while you are confined to bed will help your level of physical ability, energy and stamina, Exercising while bedridden minimizes complications such as bone deterioration, muscle weakness, bed sores, stiff joints, and blood clots. Exercising can be fun, increase your appetite, help you achieve a feeling of well being, may help in working through depression and reducing boredom.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/stage1.html
First appeared 2008-08-10
RC271.P44.R39.3 - Stage II: Increasing Physical Activity
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Arthur F. Cerf, MD, and Jack LaLanne
Stage 2 exercises use a three-pound weight for added resistance. to strengthen and stretch the head, neck, arms, hands, shoulders, buttocks, legs, thighs, hips, elbows, chest, knees, back, ankles, and walking muscles. Breathing becomes even more important when you are lifting weights of any kind because the amount of pressure you put on your heart is increased if you hold your breath.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/stage2.html
First appeared 2008-08-21
RC271.P44.R39.4 - Stage III: Up And Around
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Arthur F. Cerf, MD, and Jack LaLanne
You are ready for the Stage 3 vigorous circulation exercises when you spend the whole day out of bed, walk around the house and resume normal daily activity. Safety precautions should be observed. Take your pulse when you begin and after you finish. Proper breathing is very important.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/stage3.html
First appeared 2008-08-26

Radiation Therapy
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RC271.R3.A80.1 - Planning Your Radiation Treatment
Pamela F. Akazawa, CMD
A simulation uses a scaled down version of a treatment machine that can take regular X-rays. While on the simulator table the Physician and Radiation Therapist will outline the exact treatment areas, or fields and take x-rays to insure accuracy
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/simulation.html First appeared 2003-02-01; updated 2007-07-08
RC271.R3.L100.1 - Commonly Asked Questions about Radiation Therapy
Stella Ling, MD
Radiotherapy or radiation oncology is the branch of medicine concerned with treatment of tumors with high energy X-rays The radiation therapy team usually consists of the physician who is called the radiation oncologist and who prescribes the treatment and oversees the results and side effects;
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/radiationfaq.html
First appeared 2003-02-01; updated 2007-07-08
RC271.R3.R170.1 - Side Effects of Brain Irradiation
James Rubenstein, MD, PhD
Radiation treatment of brain metastasis can bea highly effective therapy which results in tumor shrinkage and symptom improvement. Radiotherapy to the brain is associated with three distinct phases of side effects: early, early-delayed, and late. Some patients may experience headache or confusion, even within minutes of the completion of radiation treatment. This type of reaction is quite rare and these acute side effects of irradiation usually resolve completely without treatment.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/brainradiation.html
First appeared 2007-10-15; updated 2007-11-13


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