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Exercise, Radiation Therapy and Radiofrequency Ablation

RC271.P44 - Exercise
RC271.R3 - Radiation Therapy
RC271.T5 - Radiofrequency Ablation


Exercise, Activities of Daily Living Issues
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RC271.P44.C346.1 - Exercise: A Cancer Survivor's Tool For Wellness
Jane Clark
Have you ever wondered if there is ANYTHING you can do to reduce stress levels, enhance abilities to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), and potentially boost your immune system
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/whyexercise.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.P44.M71.1 - Exercises for Cancer Supportive Care
Francine Manuel, RPT, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Jack LaLanne, Kathleen Dzubur, MS, Isadora Rosenbaum, MA, Eric Durak, MS, Gary Abrams, MD
Aerobic and resistive exercises improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system - heart, lung, circulation, strengthen muscles, increase red blood cell count, lessen fatigue and nausea and improve quality of life. Minimizing body deconditioning helps cancer patients tolerate the side affects of chemotherapy, radiation and other invasive treatments. Learning how to breathe is therapeutic and relaxing. Includes Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale and Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS)
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/exercise.html
Link added 2008-09-27
RC271.P44.M71.2 - Benefits of Physical Activity
Francine Manuel, RPT, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Jack LaLanne
Exercise will increase survival, improve quality of life and decrease risk for cancer recurrence, fatigue, overweight and obesity.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivor/activity.html
Link added 2008-09-27;
RC271.P44.R68.1 - Rehabilitation Exercises
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Arthur F. Cerf, MD, and Jack LaLanne
Invigorating regular exercise including gardening, sports and recreation can limber and strengthen your muscles, joints, improve your physical ability, fitness, energy, stamina, mental status, appetite, relaxation, sleep, and may help with depression and reducing boredom. With medical permission you can begin these exercises even while you are recovering from surgery and while you are undergoing radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Includes description of the MediGym and Stage I, Stage II, Stage III exercises.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/exercises.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.P44.R68.2 - Stage I: Beginning To Move Exercises
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Arthur F. Cerf, MD, and Jack LaLanne
Regular exercise while you are confined to bed will help your level of physical ability, energy and stamina, Exercising while bedridden minimizes complications such as bone deterioration, muscle weakness, bed sores, stiff joints, and blood clots. Exercising can be fun, increase your appetite, help you achieve a feeling of well being, may help in working through depression and reducing boredom.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/stage1.html
Link added 2008-09-27
RC271.P44.R68.3 - Stage II: Increasing Physical Activity
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Arthur F. Cerf, MD, and Jack LaLanne
Stage 2 exercises use a three-pound weight for added resistance. to strengthen and stretch the head, neck, arms, hands, shoulders, buttocks, legs, thighs, hips, elbows, chest, knees, back, ankles, and walking muscles. Breathing becomes even more important when you are lifting weights of any kind because the amount of pressure you put on your heart is increased if you hold your breath.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/stage2.html
Link added 2008-09-27
RC271.P44.R68.4 - Stage III: Up And Around
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Arthur F. Cerf, MD, and Jack LaLanne
You are ready for the Stage 3 vigorous circulation exercises when you spend the whole day out of bed, walk around the house and resume normal daily activity. Safety precautions should be observed. Take your pulse when you begin and after you finish. Proper breathing is very important.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/stage3.html
Link added 2008-09-27

Radiation Therapy
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RC271.R3.A174.1 - Planning Your Radiation Treatment
Pamela F. Akazawa, CMD
A simulation uses a scaled down version of a treatment machine that can take regular X-rays. While on the simulator table the Physician and Radiation Therapist will outline the exact treatment areas, or fields and take x-rays to insure accuracy
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/simulation.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.R3.A174.2 - Planning Your Radiation Treatment
Pamela F. Akazawa, CMD
A simulation uses a scaled down version of a treatment machine that can take regular X-rays. While on the simulator table the Physician and Radiation Therapist will outline the exact treatment areas, or fields and take x-rays to insure accuracy
http://www.cancerlynx.com/simulator.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.R3.L396.1 - Commonly Asked Questions about Radiation Therapy
Stella Ling, MD
Radiotherapy or radiation oncology is the branch of medicine concerned with treatment of tumors with high energy X-rays The radiation therapy team usually consists of the physician who is called the radiation oncologist and who prescribes the treatment and oversees the results and side effects;
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/radiationfaq.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-27
RC271.R3.R524.1 - Side Effects of Brain Irradiation
James Rubenstein, MD, PhD
Radiation treatment of brain metastasis can bea highly effective therapy which results in tumor shrinkage and symptom improvement. Radiotherapy to the brain is associated with three distinct phases of side effects: early, early-delayed, and late. Some patients may experience headache or confusion, even within minutes of the completion of radiation treatment. This type of reaction is quite rare and these acute side effects of irradiation usually resolve completely without treatment.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/brainradiation.html
Link added 2008-09-27

Radiofrequency Ablation
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RC271.T5.F547.1 - How Radiofrequency Ablation Is Saving My Life
Cathy Forsythe
After being a radio broadcaster in the Houston area for years, now it is another type of radio waves that is actually saving my life! Radiofrequency ablation is an incredible tool for tumors in the lungs and liver, as well as several other organs.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/rfahope.html
Link added 2008-11-20;
RC271.T5.W89.1 - Radiofrequency Ablation: A Minimally Invasive Treatment that is Effective for Both Large and Small Tumors
Jason Williams, MD
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has achieved success in the treatment of tumors up to 16 cm in size. The treatment of large tumors has the potential to reduce its aggressiveness. This could greatly alter the patient's prognosis in a positive manner
http://www.cancerlynx.com/rfatumor.html
Link added 2008-11-20;
RC271.T5.W89.2 - American Cancer Ablation Centers - Specializing in the minimally invasive treatment of cancer, focusing mainly on Radiofrequency Ablation
Jason Williams, MD
Thermal Ablation is the destruction of cancer by extreme heat or freezing. The most common technique uses radio waves (microwaves) to generate heat. This technique is called radiofrequency ablation (RFA).
http://www.cancerablation.com
Link added 2008-11-20;
RC271.T5.W89.3 - Radiofrequency Ablation: A Minimally Invasive Technique For Treating Cancer
Jason Williams, MD
Radiofrequency ablation is a relatively new therapy for cancer in which tumors are destroyed using heat energy. A needle is placed through the skin and into the tumor. A radiofrequency is sent through the needle which heats and destroys the tumor. This procedure is performed under conscious sedation and most patients can go home the same day.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/rfa.html
Link added 2008-11-20;
RC271.T5.W89.4 - Radiofrequency Ablation: A New Revolution in the Treatment of Cancer
Jason Williams, MD
RFA can be used to treat many tumors which cannot be removed surgically. Patients may also consider RFA instead of an invasive surgery. The recovery time is less, allowing patients to aggressively continue chemotherapy
http://www.cancerlynx.com/rfanew.html
Link added 2008-11-20;


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