Bladder Cancer Briefs May 10, 2023

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The Impact of Physical and Emotional “Exercise” After Bladder Cancer Treatment

BCAN offers live and recorded video programs presented by recognized experts and patients from various parts if the country. These valuable resources aim to assist individuals in comprehending and effectively managing their bladder cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Host Stephanie Chisolm, Director of Education and Advocacy, hosted Scott Eriksson and Mark Black of NERDbody, as well as Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital urologist, Dr. Matt Mossanen. They talked about the importance of mental and physical exercise before, during and after bladder cancer treatment.

Dr. Mossanen emphasized, from a surgeon’s standpoint, the advantages of improving one’s health and how essential it is. He stated that not only does physical activity provide psychological benefits, but it also holds particular significance for individuals dealing with a bladder cancer diagnosis, which can be an very stressful experience.

Scott shared his personal health and fitness journey prior to his diagnosis. Despite being diagnosed with bladder cancer at the age of 60, he recognized how the lifestyle choices he had made earlier played a significant role in his mental and physical recovery.

We encourage you to watch this webinar to learn more and get helpful tips on how to improve your quality of life. Be sure to share with a friend.

Resources for Patients and Families

It is never to late to get started on a healthier lifestyle. Take a look at our understanding bladder cancer and nutrition page to get helpful tips.