BayCare Breast Cancer Education
 
 

BayCare Breast Cancer Education

Educational Materials

Anatomy of the Breast - A quick look at the anatomy of the breast
Breast Cancer Caregiver Guide - The Breast Cancer Caregiver guide published by the Wellness Community can be used to assist caregivers navigate through their loved ones diagnosis, treatment and survivorship process.
Breast Cancer Terminology - Understanding of common Breast Cancer terms.
Coping with Cancer in Everyday Life - American Cancer Society has made the Coping with Cancer in Everyday Life information in order to review how some patients dealt with their own feelings and situations.  It also provides additional resources for caregivers and patients to utilize.
Faith Community Nursing - Faith Community Nursing is a program at BayCare to offer partnerships between hospitals and faith communities.
Has Breast Cancer Touched Your Life? - Regular exercise is an important factor in a patient's process to recovery and cutting down risks in the future.
Life After Cancer Treatment - The National Cancer Institute has made the publication available to assist cancer survivors with moving on after their cancer treatment has been completed.  It shares common feelings and reactions noted by some survivors along with practical tips to assist with moving forward.
Mind, Body and Spirit - BayCare offers many supportive programs and services at no charge to cancer patients, family, caregivers and loved ones to enhance the quality of life for people in our community touched by cancer.
Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment - Resources and information to assist with going back to work after treatment.
Spiritual Journaling - A spiritual journal can be used as an intellectual aid to clarify thoughts and discoveries.  Interested in knowing the benefits, types and how to start a spiritual journal….look no further!
Survivors at Risk for Lymphedema - Healthy suggestions and tips for breast cancer survivors at risk for lymphedema.
Taking Time - The National Cancer Institute has made this publication available to assist with the array of feelings and situations that are being experienced by a cancer patient.
When Someone You Love Has Completed Cancer Treatment - The National Cancer Institute has made the publication available to assist caregivers of cancer survivors with adjusting after their loved one's cancer treatment has been completed.

Movement

Exercise and Breast Cancer - Learn the importance of exercise following breast surgery or radiation treatment and six specific movements to restore shoulder and arm movement and return to daily activities.
Movement Literacy: Beyond Breast Cancer - Movement training is key to learn how your body is designed to move, how to be more efficient in our everyday activities as well as preventing movement dysfunction.

Eating Well

Nutrition and Breast Cancer - Ideas of how to reduce your risk of breast cancer as it relates to nutrition.
Nutrition and Risk of Breast Cancer - Thoughts on how you can make food and beverage choices that reduce your risk.
Nutrition - The Basics - Nutrition can help you maintain your strength and keep you moving.

Resources

Achieve a Balanced Life Through Exercise - ABLE - ABLE is a unique exercise program offered at St. Joseph's Hospital designed to help cancer survivors improve strength, endurance, balance and overall wellness.
POWER: Program of Wellness, Empowerment and Recovery - At Morton Plant Hospital and St Anthony’s Hospital we have a program called POWER. It provides a continuum of care from diagnoses through recovery. A team of individuals including surgeons, oncologists, nurse navigators, counselors, physical therapists and exercise physiologists work together to ensure each patient is getting the optimal treatment.

National Websites

American Cancer Society: Cancer.org
LIVESTRONG Foundation: LiveStrong.org
National Breast Cancer Foundation: NationalBreastCancer.org
National Cancer Institute: Cancer.gov
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: CancerAdvocacy.org
National Comprehensive Cancer Network: NCCN.com
Susan G. Komen For the Cure: Komen.org
Young Survival Coalition: YoungSurvival.org

References for Caregivers

National Family Caregivers Association: NFCACares.org
Family Caregiver Alliance: Caregiver.org  

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Educational Videos

T-Spine Matrix for 
Recovering Breast Cancer Patients

T-Spine Matrix (Thoracic Spine) - Help improve posture. It will help to loosen up the upper middle back allowing for better range of motion through the  upper back and shoulder girdle.

Modified Sun-Salutation for
Recovering Breast Cancer Patients

Modified Sun Salutation - Improves flexibility, balance, and range of motion through slow and controlled stretches. Assists in strengthening through the upper body, core, and lower body. Helps to provide stress relief and relaxing breathing methods.

Opposite Side Lateral Lunge for
Recovering Breast Caner Patients

Opposite Side Lateral Lunge - Improve strength and Mobility of side to side movements for everyday living motion, as well as crossing the midline of the body. Helps to improve leg strength, core strength and thoracic Mobility to improve posture. Helps to improve balance.

Opposite Side Rotation Lunge for
Recovering Breast Cancer Patients
 

Opposite Side Rotation Lunge - Improve strength and mobility of side to rotational everyday living motion, as well as crossing the midline of the body. Helps to improve leg strength, core strength and thoracic mobility to improve posture and turning. Helps to improve balance.

Anterior Lunge for
Recovering Breast Cancer Patients




Anterior Lunge - Strengthening and mobilizing the front portion of your body helps you improve leg strength, arm strength and posture by improving thoracic extension. It assists in improving strength and mobilization around the shoulder girdle and possible surgical suite.

Posterior Lunge for
Recovering Breast Cancer Patients

Posterior Lunge - Strengthening and mobilizing the back portion of your body. Improve glute strength, hamstring strength and flexibility.

Qi Gong Introduction for
Recovering Breast Cancer Patients

Qi Gong - A Chinese health method that combines a system of slow, graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing to increase energy and improve balance. Assists in the improvement of range of motion and balance, while engaging proper breathing techniques. 

Same Side Lateral Lunge for
Recovering Breast Cancer Patients

Same Side Lateral Lunge - Improved strength and mobility in the side-to-side motion for everyday living. Improve leg strength, core strength, and posture with thoracic mobilization. Strengthen pelvic floor. Helps to improve balance.

Same Side Rotation Lunge for
Recovering Breast Cancer Patients

Same Side Rotation Lunge - Improved strength and mobility in rotational motion of everyday living. Improve leg strength, core strength, and posture with thoracic mobilization.  Assists in turning and strengthening pelvic floor. Helps to improve balance.

Stick Matrix for
Recovering Breast Cancer Patients

Stick Matrix - Improves upper body, shoulder and surgical site mobility and strength.  Assists in tying in the lower portion of the body with upper portion.

Window Washing Matrix for
Recovering Breast Cancer Patients

Window Washing Matrix- Improves upper body, shoulder and surgical site mobility and strength.  Assists in tying in the lower portion of the body with upper portion.