WHAT SCIENCE SAYS
Regular exercise after cancer diagnosis increases survival rates by 30-60%, with the strongest effects for breast, colorectal and prostate cancers.
Emerging evidence highlights how regular exercise before, during and/or following cancer treatment, decreases side effects and it is associated with reduced risk of developing new cancers and comorbidities. To ensure safety and therapeutic effect, exercise should be prescribed and delivered under the supervision of a certified specialist.
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A CANCER EXERCISE SPECIALIST
- Reduce cancer pain and fatigue
- Prevent, identify, and manage lymphedema
- Increase shoulder range of motion and correct postural deviations following mastectomy and/or reconstruction
- Improve treatment tolerance
- Prevent and/or manage osteoporosis, diabetes, and damage to the heart and lungs following chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy and hormonal therapies
- Return to pre-treatment levels of strength and fitness