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As We Age is a community that’s here to provide you and your caregivers with encouragement, education, tools and resources.
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More people are going online to find and share health information than ever before. Discover how to find reliable and accurate health facts and get support online.
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Living with cancer brings a steady stream of physical and emotional challenges.
LivingWith™ is a free app, developed by Pfizer, designed to help patients and caregivers manage life with cancer.
An exercise specialist shares a few fun and easy ways to get moving indoors.
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A guide to help manage the challenges of a cancer diagnosis while aging.
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Since receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer, these patients reflect on the importance of proactive screening and ongoing care for all patients, particularly older adults.
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An exercise specialist shares a few simple exercises to help strengthen your muscles and increase your balance.
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In the straight arm plank, you keep your abdominal core contracted to hold your body position.
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A place to track your activities, thoughts and feelings throughout treatment.
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Your medical team can provide you with options so that you can eat enough calories, protein and other nutrients.
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Focus on strengthening your arms with a seated bicep curl. This exercise is easy to modify for varying strength levels by adjusting amount of weight being used.
It helps to set yourself up for success when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet.
While people with cancer face many nutritional challenges, it’s common for caregivers to have their own issues and concerns.
Focus on your breathing while practicing the single arm row. Exhale as the weight comes up and inhale as the weight goes down.
Cancer can have a profound impact on you, your loved ones and your caregivers. And you may feel grief, fear or anger. Sometimes, you might feel all of these things at once.
Discover an advanced version of a standard push-up, this modification uses a chair for added resistance. Always remember to progress slowly and work with your doctor to decide what exercises are right for you.
There are many ways your body may change when you're living with cancer.
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The standing calf raise can be performed at home. In addition to engaging your calf muscles, this exercise focuses on maintaining good posture and steady balance.
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Single leg press exercise can be customized and made more difficult by adding weights or combining with an additional move like the chair stand.
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Diarrhea can be caused by certain cancer treatments.
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Cancer treatment affects the cells in the body that replicate the fastest and are the most sensitive.
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Cancer treatment may result in nausea and vomiting.
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Consider the small decisions that become a part of your overall lifestyle.
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If someone you love was diagnosed with cancer, stepping into the role of a caregiver may have felt natural to you.
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A cancer diagnosis may require spending some time at home to rest and recuperate.
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Decreased oral intake of calories along with the increased energy demands…
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Barbara knows about cancer. Over the past 14 years, she's been diagnosed with ovarian, lymphoma, breast and skin cancer.
As Victor tears along the winding mountain roads of Utah on his motorcycle, every sense awakens.
Adam takes the stage in front of a packed house, using a cane to help keep his balance.
Sachi looks at her young daughter. And the young girl stares delightedly back at her mama.
Ester Eva was a beautiful daughter, a loving sister, and a wife and mother.
With her creative spirit and warm smile, Cynthia is the kind of person who makes an impression the moment you meet her.
At Billy's jazz performance, the bass player taps a smooth, steady line of deep notes.
A sore back was the first sign that something was wrong.
After serving in the Air Force in Thailand during the Vietnam War, Jack went to college and became a teacher in special education.
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Fred makes people laugh for a living. But this wasn't always so.
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