How I keep My Cancer from Recurring . . .

Research shows that 1/3 of all cancer is related to diet and exercise habits. I’m now entering my 13th year as a prostate cancer survivor and I’m determined to make coming back as hard as possible for my prostate cancer. One of my key tools has been exercise; mostly bicycling, walking, and workouts in the gym. I guess I love bicycling the most because it’s outside in the fresh air and sunshine (mostly!) and I travel to lots of places I might not normally go. Two years ago I finished my first 24,901.6 miles ride around the equator and I’m now on my second lap, which I should finish in 2025 at my current pace. A professional bike racer would probably do the ride in less than 2 years! If are interested, you can follow my journey on at this link- 58546 – which is my Strava athlete number.  Better yet, create an account and join the Around the World Cycling challenge and earn the world’s coolest jersey! Click here – Ride to Stop Cancer! Just for fun, here’s my spin bike ride from this morning . . . Allez! read more

1 Key Prostate Cancer Recurrence Tool You Can Implement Today

1 Key Prostate Cancer Recurrence Tool You Can Implement Today How to Gain Control Over Stress by Robert Warren Hess If you are a cancer survivor, you know about stress and the monkey that you just can’t quite get off your back. If you are the caregiver for a cancer survivor, you almost surely are dealing with the same level of stress.   Research shows that chronic stress reduces the effectiveness of the body’s immune system, which reduces the body’s ability to deal with illness, including cancer. One of the best ways to manage stress is through meditation. I’ve been practicing meditation off and on for the past 12 years since my treatment for prostate cancer. What kept me from being consistent was the lack of a way to measure my actual progress. I could set goals but I had no way to know if or when I reached them.  Until Muse! Visualizing My Stress   This is an actual report from my Muse headband this past February. I did this session late at night and I thought I was quite calm but, as you can see, my brain was still pretty active. I’m a data guy and I love to track trends. That’s why I create ProstateTracker, so guys […] read more