Webinar: What to Know About Exercising With Mesothelioma

Health & Wellness

Join The Mesothelioma Center on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET to learn how you can exercise safely before, during and after mesothelioma treatment. Dr. Diana Molinares, director of oncology rehabilitation medicine at Sylvester Cancer Center in Miami, will explain and discuss recommended exercises, their benefits and considerations.

Many people with asbestos-related illnesses may be unaware of the significant benefits that exercise can offer. Learning how to safely add more activity to your daily routine can improve your overall health and increase the effectiveness of treatment. 

The webinar will cover the benefits of exercise, sample exercise routines for patients with different types of mesothelioma, safety considerations and questions to ask your doctor. 

A live Q&A will follow the presentation, where Molinares will answer audience questions. Registering with a Patient Advocate will also guarantee you receive a webinar recording via email.

Tips You’ll Learn About Exercise and Fitness During the Webinar

Molinares has extensive experience working with cancer patients to improve their exercise ability and fitness. She is an expert in guiding patients through physical health plans as they navigate their mesothelioma treatment and recovery.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How different types of mesothelioma affect exercise.
  • How exercise benefits mesothelioma patients.
  • How to know whether exercise is safe for you.
  • The best beginner-level exercises.
  • What equipment you may need.
  • Which questions to ask your doctor about fitness.

You’ll also learn more advanced strategies for improving your physical health while living with mesothelioma. These techniques include learning:

  • How to add more activity to your daily regimen.
  • Ways to supplement your fitness journey.
  • Which muscle groups to focus on.

Almost anyone with cancer can incorporate some form of exercise into daily life. By improving your physical fitness and overall well-being, you’ll be more equipped to tolerate treatment. Other benefits include:

  • Improving blood circulation and the effectiveness of chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
  • Lowering inflammation and improving blood sugar maintenance.
  • Preventing diseases such as heart failure, diabetes, anxiety and other cancers.
  • Reducing side effects of cancer treatment, such as neuropathy.

Talking to your doctor is the best way to know which exercises will benefit you most and when to start them. This webinar will help prepare you for that conversation with the knowledge and resources you need to start your fitness journey. 

Who Should Attend the Mesothelioma Exercise Webinar?

Consider attending if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and you are:

  • Curious about the types of exercises that might benefit you.
  • Interested in the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.
  • Looking to improve your physical fitness.
  • Struggling with side effects of treatment or cancer-related pain.
  • Considering surgery or another aggressive mesothelioma treatment.

Exercise and fitness are vital to managing your cancer and improving your quality of life. If you have questions about exercises for mesothelioma patients, you can ask them during a live Q&A at the end of the webinar. 

Background on the Experts

Diana Molinares, MD

Molinares is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation expert, serving as the director of oncology rehabilitation medicine at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami. She aims to improve surgical outcomes and function and decrease morbidity related to oncological interventions.

Her primary focus is on improving the function, impairments, and quality of life of cancer patients and survivors through prehabilitation and rehabilitation. Molinares specializes in patients with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers.

Sean Marchese, MS, RN

Marchese is an experienced registered nurse who has led numerous clinical trials in oncology. His expertise includes immunotherapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and tumor treating fields.

He graduated with a Master of Science in medical sciences at the University of South Florida in 2012. He has years of clinical experience, specializing in clinical research, pain management and neurosurgery. Marchese has been a member of the American Nurses Association since 2017.

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