Yoga may be beneficial for breast cancer patients
Dec 28, 2011
It was recently reported that yoga may lead to a number of benefits for those who are suffering from breast cancer or have recently beat it based on two studies, according to Yahoo! Sports.
One recent study had breast cancer survivors participate in yoga for awareness, which focuses on meditation and stress management education. The women did so for eight weeks, and the results showed a number of benefits including a reduction in hot flashes, which is a common problem for many survivors, according to the news source.
In addition, breast cancer patients will see a decrease in fatigue, joint discomfort, sleep interruptions and symptom-related pain, the media outlet reports.
Another study found that those with metastatic breast cancer saw a number of psychological benefits including a reduction in anxiety, stress and melancholy mood from yoga.
According to the American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breast cancer health news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the U.S.