The Cancer Journeys Foundation is holding a year-long cycling Sprint Challenge to support cancer survivors. It's open to all!
COVID-19 Current Case Map The map below, courtesy of WebMD, shows the daily current status of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States. Support your fellow citizens by wearing a mask in public. Stay well!
CANCERCON 2020 - June 6th and 7th - is digital and free.
Memorial Day, 2020 On Memorial Day, we honor our fallen military veterans who gave their lives to preserve freedom. To that honor roll, we add those of our fallen medical community who did the same to save so many lives during the current Covid-19 pandemic. "Thank You All" from a grateful nation. GOING HOME [...]
Cancer Journeys Foundation Rides with Pro Cyclist Geraint Thomas Well, sort of! INEOS pro cyclist Geraint Thomas decided to ride his indoor trainer using the Zwift.com virtual cycling platform for 12 hours and three consecutive days to honor Britain's National Health Service health care workers and raise funds for vital protective equipment. I rode [...]
Geraint Thomas is Riding 36 Hours on Zwift to Support Britain's National Health Service 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas of Team INEOS plans to mirror a standard shift of a typical National Health Service (NHS) health worker. He'll be riding 12 hours shifts for three days on Zwift.com, beginning at 11:30 PM [...]
Belgian-Dutch Study: Why in times of COVID-19 you should not walk/run/bike close behind each other. by Jurgen Thoelen · 3 min read This post originally appeared in Medium. What is a safe distance when running, biking and walking during COVID-19 times? It is further than the typical 1–2 meter as prescribed in different countries! In a lot [...]
How Diabetes Affects Cancer - The Covid-19 Report April 12, 2020 By Robert Hess Here in California, we are entering our fourth week under the stay at home policy and, I must admit, it's having some impact on my diet and exercise routine. I'm an avid cyclist as well as a bit of a [...]
Three Black Prostate Cancer Survivors share their experiences with non-invasive HIFU procedure BY THE BLACK WALL ST TIMES on APRIL 10, 2020 By Shelly GordonThree African American men: Reggie Dye, a healthcare executive, Thomas Newell, a retired basketball referee for youth at risk and Victory Murray, NASA lead engineer whose team repaired Apollo 13, wanted [...]
COVID-19 Tips for Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myeloid Leukemia The COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique challenge for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia, creating many questions that experts tried to answer in a recent webinar from The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation. The following post was written by [...]
March is Colorectal Cancer Month New research funded by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Network shows that dietary interventions can improve the quality of life of, as well as lower depression in, colorectal cancer survivors. “If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” – Leon [...]
Baseline PSA Predicts Long-term Prostate Cancer Risk This post is courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic. . . A recent study involving Cleveland Clinic researchers suggests that baseline prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in middle age can predict the long-term risk of clinically significant prostate cancer and be used to determine subsequent screening intervals. The [...]
Catching Pancreatic Cancer Early is Crucial - Know the Symptoms I lost my older sister to pancreatic cancer. She fit the high risk category: smoker, a bit overweight, not an active exerciser. Her first symptom was yellow jaundice in her eyes and she already was Stage 4. Please take a minute to review pancreatic [...]
The Many Faces of Depression I would venture to say that every person who receives a cancer diagnosis experiences depression. And that depression can linger on and on with dibilitating effects on the survivor and caregivers. Jeopardy host Alex Trebek described his depression battle with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts. He noted that “I’ve [...]
9 Ways Cancer Survivors Can Reduce Stress When you are a cancer survivor, some level of stress is always with you. It's a constant companion most of us just can't completely shake. So, what are some ways we can dial down our emotions and live calmer. Jane Ashley wrote a nice piece for Cure [...]
Bicycling to Beat Cancer If you're a cancer survivor, take a minute and read this short blog post. For the past 16 years, bicycling has been a key element in my battle against prostate cancer return. My goal is to ride outside at least once each weekend and indoor on my trainer using Zwif [...]
Tips for Dealing with Post-Cancer Fatigue Post-cancer fatigue touches almost every cancer survivor. It could stem from the physical effects of the treatment or it could be from the mental stress associated with carrying the cancer survivor burden. Whatever the cause, fatigue can dramatically impact your life. My personal way of dealing with my [...]
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Beating Cancer with a Bicycle Cancer is an insideous opponent. It develops slowly and by the time you know you have it, your cancer may be well-advanced and hard to treat. A good exercise program is your best line of defense. Depending on your particular cancer, the likelihood of recurrence can be quite high. [...]