Cancer

  • Analysis showed a significant increase in quality of life from baseline to three months and from baseline to six months. Being physically active in a supervised exercise program provided increased perceived benefits in quality-of-life for those cancer survivors over six months. (Psychol Rep., 2009)
  • This prospective study indicates that the mean intensity of leisure time physical activity is inversely associated with the risk of premature death from cancer in men. (Br J Sports Med, 2009)
  • In a study of 933 breast cancer patients it was shown that moderate intensity physical activity reduced the risk for death by 67% in women who remained active for 2 years after diagnosis. (J Clin Oncol., 2008)
  • The addition of progressive resistance exercise training to standard physical therapy should be considered in the rehabilitation of head and neck cancer survivors. (Cancer, 2008)
  • Regular vigorous exercise can slow the progression of prostate cancer. (Archives of Internal Medicine., 2005)
  • Regular, moderately intensive cardiovascular exercise may reduce the fatigue and nausea associated with chemotherapy treatment in women with breast cancer. (Oncology Nursing Society, 2007)
  • Most of the breast cancer survivors were not meeting the physical activity recommendations proposed for the general adult population. Efforts to encourage and facilitate physical activity among these women would be an important tool to decrease obesity, prevent post-diagnosis weight gain, and improve breast cancer prognosis. (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2004)