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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.

A High School Administrator’s Breast Cancer Journey

Jina Moore is a high school administrator in Chapin. She’s also a breast cancer survivor. She enjoys sharing her story to help and inspire others – always with a great pair of shoes. Learn about her journey with breast cancer in this story from WLTX.

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TV News Reporter’s Breast Cancer Story Highlights Importance of Early Detection

Every now and then, Lexington Medical Center has the opportunity to share the stories of our patients with our community. One of them is Mary Nguyen Bright, who is receiving treatment for breast cancer at our hospital. Mary has undergone chemotherapy, surgery and now radiation at Lexington Medical Cancer Center.

You may recognize her. For many years, she was a news reporter at WLTX, the CBS affiliate TV station in Columbia.

Doctors diagnosed Mary with breast cancer earlier this year, when she was just 40 years old.

She shared her story with her former WLTX colleague, news anchor Darci Strickland, at our hospital this month. During October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mary wants women to know the importance of early detection.

At Lexington Medical Center, we believe no one should face cancer alone. It’s our fight, too. And we want to provide our patients with exceptional care that results in the best possible outcomes.