Physical activity is proven to improve both physical and mental effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, even if the activity needs to be modified to fit the patient's current abilities.
Exercise helps patients with gastrointestinal cancer undergoing chemotherapy cope with their disease and treatment.
Predictive risk model shows that lifestyle choices have a greater influence on risk for colorectal cancer than does genetic factors.
Dr Lori Baudino, a clinical psychologist and dance/movement therapist, discusses a program that helps children with cancer cope with their disease and treatment, and learn to be children again.
Despite the known benefits of physical activity for breast cancer survivors, a large proportion of this population continues to be physically inactive after treatment.
Simply walking for 30 minutes 3 times a week has significant impact on symptom severity and ability to cope, as well as quality of life, for patients with advanced cancer.
The researchers concluded that physical activity should be routinely assessed and that clinicians should collaborate with their patients to design a physical activity plan.
Exercise and/or psychological interventions effectively reduce cancer-related fatigue during and after cancer treatment.
Both men and women who exercised 1 to 2 days each week conferred significant health benefits.
Moderate but not vigorous activity proved beneficial for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Study results demonstrate effectiveness of 4 weeks of prehabilitation on the physical fitness of older patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer.
Loss of bone density related to chemotherapy and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer can lead to debilitating hip and vertebral fractures. This discussion discusses the impact of resistance training for these patients.
Studies show better physical function and quality of life for cancer patients who do strength training or aerobic activity.
Study evaluates whether a web-based rehabilitation program can effectively improve pain, fatigue, strength, and quality of life for breast cancer survivors.
This study focused on determining the effectiveness of a short-term high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program to improve patients' cardiorespiratory fitness prior to NSCLC resection.
Inactivity boosts risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease, and early death, CDC warns.
Losing weight through diet or diet and exercise improves risk for cancer in overweight or obese postmenopausal women. Although exercise alone can help maintain weight loss, it is not as effective as diet and exercise.
Low aerobic capacity has greater effect on longevity than even high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.
Moderate physical activity can ease the stress that impairs memory among breast cancer survivors, research indicates.
Memory problems in breast cancer survivors appear associated with the high stress load these patients experience rather than their treatment, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity may help subjective memory in these patients.
Chronic inactivity has been linked to greater risk for ovarian cancer.
Physical exercise may have a direct effect on cancer that is as effective as drugs for treating patients with prostate cancer, even for those with advanced stages of the disease.
The incidence of cardiovascular events was down for patients with non-metastatic breast cancer that exercise.
Cancer increases the risk for some health issues beyond the normal risks that accompany aging. This increased risk could be due to decreased physical activity and increased stress associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment.
A moderate to high level of physical activity before and after diagnosis may improve prognosis in patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer.
Researchers found that men with prostate cancer who had exercised regularly had the best outcomes.
An exercise intervention did not improve physical functioning for women living with advanced breast cancer, according to a study.
Moderate exercise intervention did not appear to improve physical functioning in women with advanced breast cancer to a significant degree, according to study data.
Men with prostate cancer are at risk for brittle bones as an adverse effect of their treatment; however, 1 hour of soccer training a few times a week counters many of the negative effects of treatment.
A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may reduce their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68%.
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