Author: Lin PJ1, Peppone LJ1, Janelsins MC1, Mohile SG2, Kamen CS1, Kleckner IR1, Fung C2, Asare M1, Cole CL3, Culakova E1, Mustian KM4
1Department of Surgery, James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, 265 Crittenden Blvd., Box CU 420658, Rochester, NY, 14642, USA.
2Department of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 704, Rochester, NY, 14642, USA.
3Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 658, Rochester, NY, 14642, USA.
4Department of Surgery, James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, 265 Crittenden Blvd., Box CU 420658, Rochester, NY, 14642, USA. Karen_Mustian@URMC.Rochester.Edu.
Conference/Journal: Curr Oncol Rep.
Date published: 2018 Feb 1
Other: Volume ID: 20 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 5 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1007/s11912-018-0657-2. , Word Count: 159
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To (1) explain what yoga is, (2) summarize published literature on the efficacy of yoga for managing cancer treatment-related toxicities, (3) provide clinical recommendations on the use of yoga for oncology professionals, and (4) suggest promising areas for future research.
RECENT FINDINGS: Based on a total of 24 phase II and one phase III clinical trials, low-intensity forms of yoga, specifically gentle hatha and restorative, are feasible, safe, and effective for treating sleep disruption, cancer-related fatigue, cognitive impairment, psychosocial distress, and musculoskeletal symptoms in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation and cancer survivors. Clinicians should consider prescribing yoga for their patients suffering with these toxicities by referring them to qualified yoga professionals. More definitive phase III clinical trials are needed to confirm these findings and to investigate other types, doses, and delivery modes of yoga for treating cancer-related toxicities in patients and survivors.
KEYWORDS: Cancer-related fatigue; Cognitive impairment; Musculoskeletal symptoms; Psychological distress; Sleep disorder; Yoga
PMID: 29388071 DOI: 10.1007/s11912-018-0657-2