Yoga and Breast Cancer

January 20, 2022By Madison HudginsWhat We're Thinking About

Women with breast cancer are living longer, but are experiencing lasting psychological distress. A study published in the Journal of Integrative Cancer Therapies in January 2020 compared 24 trials of various yoga therapies to determine their effectiveness in reducing cancer related fatigue and overall quality of life. This research was completed at the University of … Read More

Lymphovenous Bypass Post-Operative Care

December 29, 2021By Madison HudginsWhat We're Thinking About

Lymphovenous bypass (LVB), also known as lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA) is a microscopic surgery where the lymphatic vessels are connected to nearby veins. Using imaging with indocyanine green dye, a suitable lymphatic vessel is identified and connected to a vein. This surgery is being used as an option for patients undergoing an axillary or groin lymph … Read More

2021 Virtual Breast Retreat

November 24, 2021By Madison HudginsEvents

This year the Breast Retreat hosted by The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) looked a little different than previous years as it pivoted to a virtual format. The Breast Rehab team attended together to learn about the new and innovative treatment options, difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and other topics related to breast cancer.   One … Read More

Acupuncture and Cancer

October 19, 2021By Madison HudginsWhat We're Thinking About

Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, metal needles to stimulate specific points of the body that reach meridians throughout the body. Stimulation of these points can have varied effects on the human body, and it has been shown to be beneficial in reducing cancer related health concerns and discomfort. Acupuncture is a regulated health profession … Read More

Knitted Knockers

August 31, 2021By Madison HudginsWhat We're Thinking About

Knitted Knockers are a handmade breast prosthetic, with a polyfiber filling, that are designed for people who have undergone breast surgery. The lightweight, special prosthetics are soft and comfortable and most of all FREE. At Breast Rehab we are huge supporters of knitted knockers. These specialized prosthetics are a great option to women post operatively … Read More

Nutrition and Breast Cancer

July 27, 2021By Madison HudginsWhat We're Thinking About

Two of the main lifestyle factors that are commonly discussed within oncology research are nutrition and physical activity. Preliminary studies on specific diets and foods are largely inconclusive when it comes to prevention or causation of breast cancer. Some trends can be observed in isolated studies, but when reviewed as part of a more in … Read More