Ongoing trial: targetted exercise programs during chemotherapy

Exercising during chemotherapy may double a cancer patient’s chances of survival.

Improved blood flow and promotion of adrenalin, IL-6 and NK cells are both thought to be behind the benefits of exercise during chemotherapy.

Promisingly, trial participants have showed less of the side effects of some cancer therapies including fatigue, nausea, loss of muscle mass and decreased bone density.

Caroline Xue

Links:
http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/catalyst/SC1502H014S00
http://www.asco.org/about-asco/press-center/asco-resources-media/cancer-perspectives/should-cancer-doctors-prescribe?et_cid=38723632&et_rid=463715101&linkid=Read+more

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