Yoga can help prostate cancer sufferers deal with side effects

Yoga can help prostate cancer sufferers deal with side effectsResearchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that men undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer can stabilize and even decrease the side effects of the treatment with yoga. For the study, which was presented last month at the Society of Integrative Oncology's International Conference and which is expected to be published early next year, 68 eligible prostate cancer patients were invited to twice-weekly 75 minute yoga Eischens classes, with 66% willing to participate, and 40% completing the course. The effects of the yoga were measured by researchers in a series of questions on the patient's fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and general quality of life, all chosen for being common side effects among prostate cancer sufferers.



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