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Baton Rouge, Get Moving to Protect Your Rear

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 16, 2015 in Support

logo_gyrigBaton Rouge, it’s time to “Get Your Rear in Gear!”

Baton Rouge residents are invited to raise colorectal cancer awareness at the annual colon cancer 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 18 at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center lakes. The 5K race begins at 9:00 AM.

Discover Wellness Centered on You at Woman’s Health & Wellness Fair

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 15, 2015 in Nutrition, Support

Woman’s Center for Wellness is bringing wellness centered on you at every age on Thursday, April 16, from 3:00-7:00 PM for an open house celebration.

Q&A as Geaux Teal Readies for Annual Ovarian Cancer Walk

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Geaux Teal is a relative newcomer to Baton Rouge, but in a little more than a year of existence, the organization has already made big strides in educating women and spreading awareness about ovarian cancer. Geaux Teal, which was started in January 2013, has partnered with the LSU softball team to “Strikeout Ovarian Cancer” and held its inaugural Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk, which raised more than $17,000.

Geaux Teal will host its annual Ovarian Cancer Walk at 10:00 AM Saturday at Tiger Park at LSU. Event day will include a short program prior to the start of the walk, a customizable course suited for walking or running, an outdoor concert, and an exciting LSU Softball matchup against Texas A&M.

The Living with Cancer blog caught up with Geaux Teal’s Lauren Taylor a few months ago to discuss the organization’s mission and how it’s bringing ovarian cancer awareness to Baton Rouge women.

Cancer Q&A: Cancer and Alcohol Connection

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 08, 2015 in Diagnosis

The following information is provided by the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and was published by The Advocate.

QUESTION: Can drinking alcohol lead to cancer?

ANSWER: According to the National Cancer Institute, alcohol consumption increases the risk for many different types of cancer including cancer of the head and neck, esophagus, colon, liver and breast cancer in women.

Finding a Support Group

Posted by: Tracy Johnson on Apr 06, 2015 in Support

Doctors, nurses, patient navigators and every other healthcare worker will tell you every patient is different in their needed care, treatment and support.

But there is one almost constant request I get from patients going through cancer treatment, and that is how to find the support they need as they go through the cancer journey.

Happy Easter from Living with Cancer!

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 03, 2015 in Uncategorized

Cancer Q&A: Fatigue During Cancer Treatment

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Apr 01, 2015 in Treatment

The following information is provided by the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and was published by The Advocate.

QUESTION: What are some tips for dealing with fatigue during cancer treatment?

ANSWER: According to the National Cancer Institute, fatigue is one of the most common side effects which will effect up to 96 percent of patients during cancer treatments. It is important to consult a doctor to make sure the cause of fatigue is cancer-related and not a symptom of depression or chronic fatigue syndrome.

Staying Active Even During Cancer Treatment

The following post is written by Robin Maggio, oncology social worker with Woman’s Hospital.

Physical activity is not only safe for most people during cancer treatment, but it can also make you feel better physically and emotionally as you go through cancer treatments. Moderate exercise has been shown to help with tiredness, anxiety, muscle strength, and heart and blood vessel fitness.

Programs, such as the Forward Motion program at the Woman’s Health and Wellness Center, help patients transition from cancer therapy to a more active lifestyle through individualized exercise plans and assistance from licensed health instructors.

Baton Rouge, Get Moving to Protect Your Rear

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Mar 25, 2015 in Diagnosis, Support

logo_gyrigBaton Rouge, it’s time to “Get Your Rear in Gear!”

Baton Rouge residents are invited to raise colorectal cancer awareness at the annual colon cancer 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 18 at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center lakes. The 5K race begins at 9:00 AM.

Cancer Q&A: Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Mar 19, 2015 in Treatment

The following information is provided by the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and was published by The Advocate.

QUESTION: What side effects can chemotherapy treatment for cancer cause?

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