May 11, 2010
This Sunday, May 16th, the 8th annual Yoga Unites® for Living Beyond Breast Cancer will take place on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event raises funds and awareness for LBBC’s education and support programs…but it does much more than that.
That’s right, yoga truly does unite. In fact, by definition, yoga means union – union of mind, body, and spirit. Many people see yoga as a series of pretzel-like poses performed by yogis in skimpy tights. But yoga is so much more than the physical poses – it incorporates breathing practices and meditation. Plus, it feels good and it’s fun.
The Yoga Unites® event is an opportunity – to be exposed to yoga, to create awareness about breast cancer, to raise money, and to have fun. Anyone is welcome to attend – in fact, beginners are encouraged. The half-day event includes a basic, inspiring yoga class; breakfast; music; and a Healthy Living Expo. It’s a non-competitive way for people of all ages, skill levels and walks of life to come together in support of women affected by breast cancer.
It takes place Sunday May 16, 2010 from 8:30-12:30 on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art – rain or shine!
Learn more at: www.yoga4livingbeyondbreastcancer.org
April 12, 2010
Dixie Carter Dies of Endometrial Cancer
Dixie Carter, the actress best known for her role on the TV sitcom Designing Women, has passed away as a result of complications from endometrial cancer.
The talented and beloved actress leaves behind a 45-year legacy that spanned television, film, and the stage. Her death resulted in waves of shock and surging searches about endometrial cancer.
Endometrial cancer is a type of uterine cancer and is one of the most common cancers in women, with more than 42,000 new cases and more than 7,700 deaths from the disease each year.
Endometrial cancer is most common in women past the age of 50. The best “cure” for endometrial cancer is early detection, which is often possible because it produces symptoms such as:
- Bleeding after menopause
- Bleeding between menstrual cycles
- Pelvic pain
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Pain during intercourse
- Unintended weight loss
If caught early, endometrial cancer has a high cure rate. The primary treatment for the disease is surgical removal of the uterus. Approximately 82% of women survive five years beyond diagnosis. Because early detection is critical to prolonging survival, women who experience any signs or symptoms of the disease are encouraged to visit a doctor.
Learn more about uterine cancer.