Atlanta Braves Diamond of Hope Award Honors Stephanie Scalise
Stephanie Scalise, TurningPoint patient and advocate, describes the Diamond of Hope award ceremony: The Atlanta Braves 2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Day was September 23 and started with a get together on the Plaza, filled with great energy and camaraderie. After a fun time introducing my girls to 80’s music with the cover band, the ceremony […]
Evidence Update: Impact of Pilates Exercise on Lymphedema
The advances in breast cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical treatment all reduce breast cancer mortality rates, but they may also lead to complications such as lymphedema. Research shows that the percentage of patients experiencing lymphedema after breast cancer treatment ranges from 2% to 30%. Exercise is an important strategy to help reduce […]
Evidence Update: Self-Care in Breast Cancer Recovery
Breast cancer is an extremely challenging life event that can occur and impact one’s outlook on life. While focus on quality of life has traditionally centered on physical well-being, current research is showing a multitude of other factors that influence a woman’s quality of life. A recent literature review explored the existing research and showed […]
Evidence Update: Why is Exercise Important for Breast Cancer Survivors?
Establishing a consistent and comprehensive exercise routine that involves upper and lower body strengthening as well as a cardiovascular component should be a goal for all individuals. This is especially important for breast cancer survivors who may benefit from interventions that can offset the side-effects related to breast cancer treatment. A recent study confirms the […]