Exercise During Breast Cancer Treatment Seen to Benefit Patients Physically and Mentally

Exercise During Breast Cancer Treatment Seen to Benefit Patients Physically and Mentally
New research shows that exercise, both during and after treatment for breast and prostate cancers, is a safe and effective way of improving physical strength and life quality in patients. The findings come from two independent studies, were recently presented at this year’s American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Research Conference. They help to explain how aerobic and resistance exercise may improve the physical and mental health of patients during cancer treatment, known to impact both these health measures. “The cancer experience – from diagnosis through treatment – has persistent effects that can last for years,” Brian Focht, PhD, one of the study’s authors and director of the Exercise and Behavioral Medicine Lab at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, said in a news release. “As more and more people are successfully getting through cancer treatments, survivors are experiencing significant effects that meaningfully compromise their physical function and quality of life, along with heightening their risk of obesity and other chronic diseases.” Although cancer survivors are advised to exercise and be active, it is not clear how exercise influences different types of cancer, or which its effects on patients undergoing treatment. “What we are seeing in our studies is there are clear benefits to cancer patients implementing an exercise program as soon as possible,” F
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