Physical Activity Boosts Breast Cancer Survivors’ Cognition, Study Reports

Physical Activity Boosts Breast Cancer Survivors’ Cognition, Study Reports
When breast cancer survivors increased their physical activity, they more than doubled their mental processing speed, according to a study at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Researchers estimate that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience difficulties with cognitive functioning after treatment, and the problems can last several years. The finding about exercise could give patients an option for dealing with cognition problems that they haven't known about. The team published its report in the journal Cancer under the title “Randomized controlled trial of increasing physical activity on objectively measured and self-reported cognitive functioning among breast cancer survivors: The memory & motion study.” "Whether or not they receive chemotherapy, many breast cancer survivors experience a decline in brain function that impacts memory, thinking and concentration," Sheri Hartman of the university's Moores Cancer Center said in a press release. Hartman, th
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