This little drawing courtesy of anitalovitt.comę2010
Ann's NOTE:Although this study was done on women with breast cancer, it is certainly reasonable to believe that exercise would be effective in any person with cancer. May 2010, in fact exercise has been studied in other cancer situations and is beneficial.
Exercise Reduces Unwanted Effects of Treatment
Many women with early-stage breast
cancer suffer fatigue, nausea, anxiety and a host of debilitating
symptoms as a result of their treatment. Yet as physically draining
as cancer therapy is, new research suggests that exercise can
counter some of its ill effects.
In a study of 123 women with
early-stage breast cancer, researchers at the Ottawa Regional
Cancer Centre in Canada found that regular, low-intensity exercise
improved patients' physical functioning during cancer treatment.
Dr. Roanne Segal and her colleagues report their findings in
the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Past research
among breast cancer patients has shown exercise can boost women's
physical and psychological health. But exactly what types of
exercise are appropriate is unclear, according to Segal's team.
Ann's NOTE: I usually say if you can get out of bed, walk around the room, when you can leave your room, walk around your house, then walk around the block, then WALK. This exercise is as good as any other.
Thanks to Reuters Health
J Clin Onc, 2/01
Cancer Practice, May 2001
RTC Home-based Exercise: Pts Treated for Multiple Myeloma
Exercise Transforms Fatigue During Chemo
Aerobic Exercise vs Relaxation Training After Surgery
Reduce risks of death,
increase quality of life
Many articles here
Men & Cancer Risks
Exercise Works Like Antidepressants
Walking:Reduce Cancer Treatment Fatigue
Structured Exercise Improves Physical Functioning
Different Age & Life Periods: Exercise & Bca
Physical Activity & First-Degree Relative (Bca)
Lifelong Exercise Cuts Risk
RTC Exercise & QoL
Mild Exericse Improves Fitness & Reduces Cardio Risks
Wound Healing HELPED by Exercise - Older Adults
"Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Reduces Muscle Pain from Exercise
Boosting Immunity, Len Saputo, MD
Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH excerpt
Exercise to Increase Lymphocyte Activation After Chemo
Moderate Exercise Reduces Incidence of Colds
Book published 10/00
Dr. Anne McTiernan, Dr. Julie Gralow, Lisa Talbot, MpH
LINK to organization providing
exercise & health educ programs for
women with cancer (past or present)
Preventive Medicine, 11/03
Exercise After Cancer: Patient Perspective
J Am Geriatric Soc, 12/03
Int'l J Clin Pharma & Thera, 12/03
Cancer, Vol 101, No. 3:550-557, 8/04
Editorial on Exercise to 'Beat' Fatigue from Prosate Ca RTx
Walking May Relieve Fatigue in Leukemia Patients
TIMING of Surgery/Chemo, etc.
LINK to organization
Excerpt from NYTimes article,
JAMA study, April, 2005
Better to Be Fat and Fit Than Skinny and Unfit
LINK to NYC-based program
for therapeutic exercises,
A video created by a survivor
LINK to Russian fitness expert (age 68)
Journal of Clinical Oncology, June 2007
LINK to site of Dr. Elma Schnapp, M.D., a physician specialized in physical rehabilitation
LINK to organization trying to make
exercise a prescription from a doctor
LINK:Article from MSN Health & Fitness By Martica Heaner, M.A., M.Ed., for MSN Health & Fitness
"This exercise routine is just right if you are about 6-8 weeks post surgery and your doctor has given you the green light to proceed with exercise. Divided into two parts, this workout is gentle and mindful, created just for you. Welcome back to your body".
LINK: NONPROFIT "dedicated to assisting mena nd women, who are living with cancer, reclaim their lives by providing a safe and effective exercise program FREE of CHARGE.
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