April 24, 2019 | Michael Easterling and Samantha Bonar
City of Hope’s bone marrow transplant program recently performed the procedure on its 15,000th patient, a remarkable milestone considering that the initiative started with just two physicians, three beds and guarded expectations in 1976.
Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Breast Cancer Patients
April 23, 2019 | Letisia Marquez
After taking part in a 16-week exercise intervention, women who had early-stage breast cancer, and who were also inactive and overweight or obese, had a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology.
Losing Weight May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
December 8, 2017 | City of Hope
Postmenopausal women who lose weight may have a significantly reduced chance of developing breast cancer, according to data presented by City of Hope’s Rowan Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Action Plan: Exercise Helps People with Cancer Thrive
July 18, 2017 | City of Hope
Regular physical activity has been shown to boost the odds of survival for people with some types of cancer, said Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., a professor in City of Hope’s Department of Population Sciences.
10 Nutrition Tips for Life After Cancer
May 13, 2017 | Dory Benford
Patients undergoing cancer treatment are encouraged to eat enough food to maintain their weight — even if they’re overweight. But once treatment ends, the goal becomes getting as lean as possible without being underweight. We spoke to City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu, who gave us her top 10 recommendations for leading a healthier lifestyle after cancer treatment.
Lowering Cancer Risk by Improving the Environment
April 12, 2017 | Josh Jenisch
Environment has a direct association with overall health and cancer risk. Without access to affordable, nutritious foods, communities become obese. And obesity is incontrovertibly linked to an increased risk of cancer. Poorer communities are disproportionately affected.
Fitness wristbands can "step-up" to monitor cancer patients' recovery time post-surgery
October 20, 2016 | Michael Easterling
Something as simple as wearing a physical activity wristband, not unlike a Fitbit, to count steps could also be an invaluable tool in monitoring the functional recovery time of surgery patients, and potentially detecting any post-surgery complications sooner rather than later.
Six things women can do to reduce their risk for breast cancer
October 11, 2016 | City of Hope
There are many factors for breast cancer that can be reduced through simple lifestyle and behavior changes. Joanne Mortimer, M.D., encourages women to take the following steps to minimize their chance of getting breast cancer.
Wellness Wednesday Tip: Find a Workout Buddy
August 30, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope's Wellness Wednesday is your source for healthy living tips designed to steer you toward a longer, healthier, more whole life. This week's tip includes finding a workout partner to increase your resolve to exercise.