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Study says exercise could benefit advanced breast cancer patient


A new study shows that a planned exercise regimen, including aerobic and physical training can eliminate problem among women; thereby raising the quality of their life.

The study included 15 women, aged 34-68 years, who had been receiving treatment for advanced breast cancer and were not doing any regular exercise. During the study, 8 women were enrolled in an exercise program for 12 weeks, while the rest 7 were given normal care. When compared with normal-care patients; women, who exercised daily, experienced improved heart condition, psychological health as well as reduced fatigue and body pain.

Source: Zovon

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When was this study commissioned and the results released, I'm only asking as here in the West Country where I am we have a cancer exercise scheme running, I took part until October 2016, the only reason I stopped was because I changed my job and was unable to the gym on a Friday evening then be up early Saturday to start work at 7.15am

RoyParker in reply to Jennymary

Hey Jennymary, I just came across a news about cancer which I shared on this platform. Eduardo Oliveira's (professor of exercise physiology at the University of Porto at Portugal University) name is there in the study. If you want i can share the link with you. So, that you can have a detailed look.

Not impressed on the sample size and its so small it couldnt even be broken into age groups. Chemo makes you operate like a dementia patient so little motivation, the older we are arthritis comes into the equation too and chemo drugs make this worse. Then throw in the high steroids for diabetics, it all go against us. Age 64.

If you move about a lot you will need very strong painkillers during treatment. Rest you can manage without. After recovery at least until mind and body is ready...exercise always seems to be the answer from everyone who hasnt experienced cancer treatments themselves. A 10,000 plus sample, divided by age would give a clearer picture.

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