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The Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients

Yoga, which means “union,” is a 5,000-year-old system of principles and practices that focus on movement and breathing. More than a hundred variations of yoga are practiced in the United States — some slow and gentle and others active and fast-moving.

Research in breast cancer patients has shown that yoga may be able to help improve physical functioning, reduce fatigue, reduce stress, improve sleep and improve quality of life.

Several cancer patients take yoga classes at Health Directions, Lexington Medical Center’s health and wellness facility in West Columbia. In this WLTX news story, Darci Strickland introduces us to a yoga teacher and some of her patients – who talk about how yoga has helped them through their journeys with cancer.

Patients who are being treated for cancer at Lexington Medical Center receive complementary fitness classes and specialized personal training at Health Directions, thanks to funding from the Lexington Medical Center Foundation.

Detecting A 5mm Tumor with 3-D Mammography

Delores Stamper is a well-known face at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia. Last year, doctors at Lexington Medical Center discovered a 5mm tumor in her left breast during a 3-D mammogram. The advanced technology helped find Delores’s breast cancer before she ever would have felt a lump. She shares her story and advocates for 3-D mammography in this WLTX “Buddy Call” report with news anchor Darci Strickland.

Overcoming Breast Cancer

Each month, Lexington Medical Center partners with WLTX to help with the TV station’s “Buddy Call” segment. That’s when news anchors Darci Strickland and Andrea Mock profile a breast cancer survivor and tell women to call a “buddy” and remind her to do a self-breast exam. This month, their story focused on Janie Lakin.

In addition to being an 8-year cancer survivor, Janie was a model in the 2018 breast cancer survivor fashion show during Women’s Night Oct, Lexington Medical Center’s annual event recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are sone photos of Janie on the catwalk.

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