Lighten Your Fatigue

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is by far the most frequently reported side effect of cancer treatments, but unlike non-cancer tiredness, neither sleep nor rest relieves this nagging problem, which is often accompanied by substantial distress. (Not surprising, since feeling physically “punk” – unable to function with normal vitality in normal activities — can result in feeling […]

Posted: 12/09/2016 | read the full post


Can Lung Cancer Patients Exercise During Chemotherapy?

Breast, prostate and colon cancer patients are often told that they can exercise after cancer diagnoses, even during chemotherapy. We certainly recommend this at the Block Center. But the presence of cancer in the lungs might have a uniquely bad effect on the ability of lung cancer patients to exercise, since breathing is so important […]

Posted: 12/02/2016 | read the full post


Prostate Cancer Survival with an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

November is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. As we head into the holiday season, with Thanksgiving only weeks away, we’d urge prostate cancer patients to become more aware of holiday health pitfalls – especially the impact of holiday menus. An article that will appear in the December issue of the International Journal of Cancer that highlights […]

Posted: 11/15/2016 | read the full post


Inflammation Fuels Depression, Insomnia and Fatigue Among Breast Cancer Patients in Bidirectional Pattern

Depression, fatigue and sleep disturbance are common among cancer patients. Some estimates suggest that over 40% of breast cancer patients experience significant distress — both depressive and/or anxious symptoms — shortly after and due to their diagnosis. Up to 80% of cancer patients suffer unusual levels of fatigue, during and following treatment. Moreover, 30-50% of […]

Posted: 11/04/2016 | read the full post


Empower Your Arms! Strength Training Helps Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema

Like much of traditional advice about exercise for cancer patients, it now appears that advice about strength training for breast cancer patients with post-surgery lymphedema, and those at risk for lymphedema, was simply wrong. Lymphedema is a buildup of fluid in the arms of breast cancer patients who have had lymph nodes in their arms […]

Posted: 10/07/2016 | read the full post


The Block Center

Founded over 30 years ago, the Block Center is one of the world’s leading cancer treatment facilities. An outpatient clinic specializing in the treatment of the entire range of cancers, we are dedicated to providing a caring and healing environment.

Our individualized programs are designed to give you, the patient, the best opportunity to live better and to improve the overall quality of your life while you undergo treatment.


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