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Yoga for Cancer Patients Q & A

Yoga combines breathing, meditation, and specific body poses to promote health and relaxation. This ancient form of exercise offers many health benefits for anyone who practices it but it can be especially helpful for people with cancer.

Under doctor's supervision, cancer patients may be able to practice yoga to:

  • ​Incorporate physical activity and low-impact exercise into their treatment program.
  • Help manage cancer pain and side effects of treatment.
  • Reduce stress and improve quality of life. 
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Primary Care to Meet Your Needs

Primary care is often the first line of defense against a health problem. Many people turn to their primary care physician (PCP) for consultations, guidance, diagnoses, referrals, and more.

Your relationship with your PCP is crucial and at UPMC, we strive to keep this relationship as strong as possible. Our board-certified doctors offer the expertise you need to stay healthy with offices in nine of our hospitals.

We also offer convenient Primary Care Walk-In Centers to ensure you have access to care, without an appointment​.


A College Athlete Returns to the Game after Foot Surgery

Katie, an avid tennis player, was looking forward to playing tennis during her senior year of college. But, the pain in her foot she managed for years had finally reached its breaking point. Seeking answers from her college athletic training staff, she met MaCalus Hogan, MD, a doctor at the UPMC Foot and Ankle Center.

An MRI showed that Katie had a stress fracture in her mid-foot at the top of the arch. Due to the severity of the fracture, she needed surgery. Dr. Hogan inserted a screw across the fracture and placed Katie’s foot in a soft cast.

After transitioning to a boot and crutches and staying off her foot for eight weeks, Katie’s foot healed. She returned to tennis for the spring season and ended her college career on a high note.

Learn more about Katie’s stress fracture treatment at the UPMC Foot and Ankle Center.​


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