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Title   Yoga-Based Cancer Rehabilitation Program
Description   The purpose of this study is to find out if a Yoga-Based Cancer Rehabilitation Program can help reduce the physical and emotional side effects of living with cancer or its treatment.

Research on yoga is extensive in both healthy and chronically ill individuals including cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, diabetes, asthma, headache, anxiety and depression. Benefits of yoga include: improved mood, energy, memory, concentration, flexibility, physical fitness, breathing capacity, and decreased pain, blood pressure, and cholesterol. There is paucity of controlled research studies on the effects of yoga for cancer patients. Yoga is an ideal intervention to improve quality of life for patients with cancer because it incorporates elements of relaxation, social support, and exercise, all found to improve quality of life.

Eligibility Criteria   To be eligible for this study, patients must meet several criteria, including but not limited to the following:

* Patient must be 18 Years and older

* Patient has (Stages I, II, or III), Colorectal Cancer (Stages I, II, or III), or Lung Cancer (Stages I, II).

* Patient was diagnosed with new or recurrent cancer within past 5 years

* Patient's language is English or Spanish.
Principal Investigator   Renee Moadel, MD
Phone   (718) 920-5011
Contact Email   rmoadel@montefiore.org
Post Date   09/13/2005
Protocol Number   01-02-038/West
Status   Recruiting
Current Trial Type   Interventional