Aerobic Exercise Can Reduce Fatigue In Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy

Aerobic Exercise Can Reduce Fatigue In Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy
hispanic womenResearchers at the Chang Gung University in Taiwan determined that women with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy benefit from aerobic exercise to reduce fatigue. The study was recently published the Journal of Clinical Nursing. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), in 2013, approximately 232,340 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. During treatment with radiotherapy, women frequently experience debilitating adverse effects, diminished quality of life due to compromised physical fitness, fatigue, and psychological distress. Fatigue is a common symptom among patients with cancer when undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy, with an incidence ranging from 40–100%. However, evidence shows that aerobic exercise reduces fatigue levels in cancer survivors and patients receiving cancer treatment. In their study titled “Effects of an aerobic exercise programme on fatigue for patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy”, Tsui-Yun Yang, Mei-Ling Chen and Chia-Chun Li, evaluated the efficacy of an aerobic exercise training aimed to lower fatigue in 58 Taiwanese women with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy (RT). The team of researchers invited wo
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