Abstract The combination of an increasing number of new cancer cases and improving survival rates has led to a large and rapidly growing population with unique health-care requirements. Exercise has been proposed as a strategy to help address the issues faced by cancer patients. Supported by a growing body of research, major health organizations commonly identify the importance of incorporating exercise in cancer care and … Continue reading Epidemiol Rev. 2017 Jan 1;39(1):71-92. doi: 10.1093/epirev/mxx007. The Impact of Exercise on Cancer Mortality, Recurrence, and Treatment-Related Adverse Effects. Cormie P, Zopf EM, Zhang X, Schmitz KH.
Purpose Previously people with long term illnesses such as cancer were often advised by their clinical team to rest and reduce their physical activity. But recent research has shown that exercise is not only safe and possible during cancer treatment, it can also improve an individual’s level of physical functioning, increase their strength and stamina, improve their quality of life and help them to return … Continue reading Cancer recovery and a personalised exercise service: A preliminary analysis
Published on 25 July 2017 doi: 10.3310/signal-000453 Programmes to encourage physical activity for people with cancer at home or in local communities have a positive impact on physical function. The changes were generally small to moderate, for example those receiving rehabilitation could walk on average 28 metres further in six minutes. The studies mostly included older people with breast cancer, in whom these small improvements … Continue reading NIHR Signal Physical activity in the community improves mobility for cancer survivors
ON THIS PAGE What is physical activity? What is known about the relationship between physical activity and cancer risk? How might physical activity be linked to reduced risks of cancer? Is being sedentary linked to health risks? How much physical activity is recommended for general health benefits? Is physical activity beneficial for cancer survivors? What additional research is under way on the relationship between physical … Continue reading Physical Activity and Cancer