Oct 30, 2019
Regular exercise helps prevent most women’s cancers and many gastrointestinal malignancies. It improves the results of all forms of treatment for these dread diseases and also for prostate cancer. Problem is that fewer than half of cancer patients exercise.
Why? Studies say it’s lack of encouragement by doctors and nurses. Currently only 21% of oncologists and 9% of nurses cajole their patients to pursue the 3 times weekly aerobic and/or resistance workouts that will turbocharge their systems to eradicate cancer cells and lift their spirits.
If you are a cancer patient or don’t want to be one, pound on your docs and nurses to suggest or approve exercise tailored to your body’s needs.
Kathryn H. Schmitz, Anna M. Campbell, Martijn M. Stuiver, etal. Exercise is medicine in oncology: Engaging clinicians to help patients move through cancer. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.21579.
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