Cancer

Making the Impossible, Possible – Getting back to Normal after Cancer, A Case Study

“After fighting the fight of my life, taking a year and a half to recover and then having to return back to full time work, it seemed like an impossible task at times. Now looking back and after having just completed my first full week at work, I can honestly say the rehabilitation and strength …

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🏋️‍♀️How Does Exercise Help Treat Cancer 🏃‍♂️ (Exercise and Cancer Part 2)

Part 1 showed you the physiological benefits of exercise before, during and after cancer. Now, let’s get a bit nerdier and look at the physiology of HOW exercise can help treat cancer. The are 2 leading theories are: 1. Increased Blood Flow The amazing effects of exercise include improved blood flow through improving the health of …

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🏋️‍♀️ 🏃‍ Exercise and Cancer Part 1 💊💊

June is Cancer Research Month. Although cancer survival rates have remarkably improved over the last decade, continued research is required to find more effective treatments and prevention strategies. Current research coming out about cancer explores various treatments including vaccines and immunotherapies as well nutritional therapy to best support the internal environment, and of course, exercise. …

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Bowel Cancer Part 2 – The Latest Research and Strategies for Case Managers

From Specialised Health’s Exercise Physiologist, Ms Jennifer Smallridge: In our previous email, we gave a comprehensive background of bowel and colorectal cancer, in light of the Decembeard initiative by Bowel Cancer Australia. In this update, you will find out why a multidisciplinary approach to bowel cancer works, and how best to provide support from a …

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Bowel Cancer – What You Need to Know about Prevention and Treatment

“DecemBeard” – Raising Awareness for Bowel Cancer Australia 1st – 31st December 2017 From Specialised Health’s Exercise Physiologist, Jennifer Smallridge: Aside from Santa Claus, you might be seeing a few more beards around in December, thanks to Bowel Cancer Australia’s “DecemBeard” campaign. For the fifth year running, DecemBeard encourages men to grow their facial hair …

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What role is exercise playing in breast cancer prevention and survivorship? The science behind the movement

From Specialised Health’s Exercise Physiologist Jennifer Smallridge: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month  Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women – the chances are that you’ve been involved in a case with a breast cancer survivor. Fortunately, 89 out of 100 women1 diagnosed with invasive breast cancer …

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The role of EP during chemotherapy and post-cancer fatigue

Meet our Brisbane based Exercise Physiologist, Kris Scaife. Kris is a lecturer at the University of Queensland where he teaches Exercise Prescription for Metabolic Conditions, Ageing and Cancer and well as being the go-to EP for the Oncologists at Greenslopes Hospital, Kris also provides his Exercise Physiology services to Specialised Health clients throughout the Brisbane …

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