Yoga & Prostate Cancer

According to a new study out of the University of Pennsylvania, “Men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy can benefit from yoga, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine…reported at the Society of Integrative Oncology’s 12th International Conference.”

The article goes on to say, “The new, first-of-its-kind study, led by Neha Vapiwala, MD, an associate professor in the department of Radiation Oncology at PSOM and Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, found that general quality of life and measurements of side effects often experienced by prostate cancer patients–including fatigue, sexual health, and urinary incontinence–were stable throughout a course of outpatient radiation therapy among the men participating in an intensive yoga program.”

Click here to read more about the benefits of yoga for prostate cancer patients.

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. “Yoga may lessen side effects in men undergoing prostate cancer treatment: More men willing to participate in yoga therapy than expected.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 November 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151116181206.htm>.

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