Tai Chi and Breast Cancer Survivors Introduction
As I am examining Janelsins et al.’s (2011) paper1, I cannot help but develop a clear vision of a middle-aged woman, lets call her Evalyn, moving gracefully about with slow, deliberate, mindful movements. How did we get to this tranquil picture of Tai Chi Evalyn?
The inner struggle of staying a breast cancer survivor without worrying herself senseless probably adds a considerable amount of pressure to Evalyn’s daily routines. I can only imagine the many burning questions that could be hurrying through Evalyn’s head. These enigmas most likely hurled Evalyn into self-education on staying a long-term breast cancer survivor.
Factors Contributing to Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivorhsip
She might have found out that weight gain in breast cancer survivors is of notable concern. Weight gain after diagnosis with breast cancer has negative effects on quality of life1. In the process of educating herself, Evalyn might have discovered that weight gain after diagnosis of breast cancer can lead to increased risk of all-cause mortality2. [Read more…]