Study to determine effects of yoga on treatment
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre says research has already demonstrated how yoga can help improve patient outcomes but hasn’t become a standard of care. Many doctors have found yoga helps decrease negative health side effects such as high blood pressure and fatigue and helps promote a healthy mental well-being but there hasn’t been a conclusive study on the effects of the exercise.
Cohen has been granted $4.5 million for a clinical trial to discover the effects of yoga on breast cancer patients.
“This clinical trial will allow us to definitively determine the benefit of incorporating yoga into a treatment plan for women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy,” he says.