Navigation Links
To Best Fight Cancer, New Guidelines Urge Exercise
Date:11/6/2010

guidelines up to this point have been, 'Take it easy, don't push yourself.'"

But that's changed, she explained. "Not only is exercise safe, but it has a number of benefits for cancer patients during treatment," she said.

The top benefit is a better chance of survival. Exercise seems to make the body better able to withstand the withering effects of such cancer treatments as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

"Evidence is promising that exercise may make cancer treatment more effective," Schmitz added. For example, breast cancer patients doing resistance training were better able to take a full dose of chemotherapy, rather than having to cut the treatment short due to the detrimental effects of chemo on the body, she said.

Other exercise benefits for cancer patients and survivors include:

  • Reduced fatigue. Aerobic activity has been found to lessen the need for drugs to increase production of red blood cells because of chemo damage. The loss of red blood cells is responsible for much of the crippling fatigue that people often feel while undergoing cancer treatment. "You do need less medical attention for your fatigue during chemotherapy if you are physically active," Schmitz said.
  • Reduced loss of muscle and bone mass. "A lot of patients lose muscle mass and bone density during chemotherapy or hormone therapy," said Dr. Eleanor M. Walker, division director of breast services in the radiation oncology department at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and lead author of an ongoing study on exercise for cancer patients. Evidence has found that regular workouts can attenuate the wasting away that comes both from the cancer itself and cancer treatments.
  • Improved quality of life. People with cancer feel better overall when they exercise. Fatigue is less, but there also are emotional benefits to be had. "There's such a sense of fear, such a sense of loss of control, a lot of stress -- and we know that exercis
    '/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. MARA Fights Malaria With WaveMaker and Amazon Web Services
2. NASBE Supports First Lady Michelle Obama in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
3. Planting Seeds to Fight Childhood Obesity
4. AMA Joins First Lady in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
5. A common cholesterol drug fights cataracts, too
6. In Support of the Lets Move Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity, Verizon Thinkfinity Providing Free Educational Resources on Nutrition and Exercise
7. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Names Celtics Captain Paul Pierce National Athlete Spokesperson in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
8. Tiny fruit fly could offer big clues in fight against obesity, researcher says
9. Family's Fight to Save Child Spreads Hope Around Globe
10. Businesses Rally Big Efforts to Benefit the Susan G. Komen Phoenix Affiliates Fight Against Breast Cancer
11. 29 Clear Channel stations Nationwide Raise Nearly $2.8 Million to Help Save the Lives of Kids Fighting Cancer and Other Deadly Diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
To Best Fight Cancer, New Guidelines Urge Exercise
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 According to Bloomberg ... that requires Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & ... claims that the drugmakers concealed information about a risk ... The case, Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. ... District of Louisiana (Lafayette).* , According to Bloomberg, Takeda ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Recently, Skmen.com, a well-known clothing manufacturer, has ... . Before the middle of September, all the company’s ... from 15 to 30 percent off. , As ... outfits are carefully made and come with quality guarantees. ... wearers. Skmen.com is popular for its fashionable, high quality ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Ticket Down ... vs. Chile exhibition match next Saturday at Levi's Stadium. ... for diehard soccer fans in the United States due to the ... in just about every major city. Many of these games ... in Brazil this past summer. , Levi’s Stadium is a brand ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Information supplied by insurance companies ... better prices to consumers in 2014. A group of ... when using the open system for adults at ... to use this year can help the average person ... location and not from medical histories. The finder tool ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 United Theological Seminary is pleased to ... the Master of Theological Studies (MTS). , ... designed for students who wish to pursue further academic study ... to serve the Church and community. Previously, students needed to ... can attend classes from any location where there is an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock A.P.C. Comments on Decision to Uphold $9 Billion Actos Award 2Health News:Huge Deals On 2014 Long Casual Dresses Unveiled By Skmen.com 2Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA: TicketDown.com Offers Promo Code for Mexico vs. Chile Exhibition Game on September 6th 2Health News:Term Life Insurance Rates Now Found Nationally by New Insurer Finder Tool 2Health News:United Theological Seminary Announces First Fully Online Degree 2
... a particular genetic variation may be tied to an ... ,Known medically as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, this ... their childbearing years. It's characterized by bouts of major ... half of the menstrual cycle. These symptoms settle with ...
... that the notorious incident of her arrest for shoplifting from a ... a blessing for her because it got rid of her dependence ... has talked about her arrest, an incident that got a lot ... that just before her arrest, she got hooked to some painkillers ...
... singer, says that men are not safe in Bollywood, ... attentions of many people. Sonu Nigam has accused a senior ... in return for publicity. ,The casting couch is a ... girls in the industry. , ,Sonu Nigam accuses ...
... Bill Clinton will on Friday launch a multi-million dollar ... dogged by poor facilities and a brain drain . ... ceremony for the construction of the modern hospital which ... Chaponda told AFP Thursday. ,The Clinton/Hunter Initiative ...
... North Korea's state media on Thursday talked up the virtues ... delicacy for coping with the summer heat . ... best cuisine" served over the summer season, the official Korean ... ,Dangogi, literally meaning sweet meat, is an euphemism for dog ...
... are puzzling over the case of 44-year-old civil servant who ... extraordinarily tiny brain . ,In a case history ... of the Hopital de la Timone in Marseille say the ... his left leg. ,Scans by computed tomography (CT) ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Genetic Variation may Increase Premenstrual Depression Risk 2Health News:Genetic Variation may Increase Premenstrual Depression Risk 3Health News:Winona Ryders Arrest Got Her Rid of Drug Dependence 2Health News:Male Casting Couch in Bollywood? 2Health News:Male Casting Couch in Bollywood? 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014  A Boston Scientific ... study on stent removability and preliminary long term ... published in the August issue of the peer-reviewed ... 1 is being conducted in 11 countries ... covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMS) after extended indwell ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Medina Medical as CEO and member of the Board ... three decades of medical device development and commercialization experience, ... Medical,s field. Mr. Engelson previously served as a Partner ... served as President and CEO of two Foundry start-ups. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... JORDAN, Utah , Aug. 29, 2014  BC ... Solutions, has acquired Polaris Medical Imaging, a leader in ... scanners. This strategic acquisition allows BC Technical to continue ... capabilities, specifically within MR and CT modalities. ... cost service," said Mark Alvarez , president and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 3Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 4Medina Medical Announces Erik T. Engelson Joins as Chief Executive Officer 2BC Technical Acquires Polaris Medical Imaging 2
... all standard treatments had failed, a new cancer treatment ... recent patients. These results are similar to the new ... colon, mesothelioma and other sarcomas.One of the patients is ... in the largest bone of his leg. The cancer ...
... processTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 24 Bone Biologics, Inc. ... primate trials validating the efficacy of the proprietary bone ... 100% fusion was obtained in a 3 month ... company is currently preparing Pre-IDE studies.Bone Biologics has been ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Cancer Treatment Stops Aggressive Sarcomas 2Bone Biologics Announces Significant Milestone for Spinal Fusion Surgery Using Recombinant Protein and Demineralized Bone Matrix 2
... The Minifold I system consists of four basic ... plenum, and metal clamping plate (see diagram). The ... for producing spots, dots, or slots (see below). ... purchased as an accessory plate in conjunction with ...
... The Minifold I system consists of four basic ... plenum, and metal clamping plate (see diagram). The ... for producing spots, dots, or slots (see below). ... purchased as an accessory plate in conjunction with ...
... Bio-Dot SF (slot format) microfiltration units provide ... nucleic acid in solution onto nitrocellulose or ... accommodated by using interchangeable templates to form ... format Bio-Dot SF apparatus. Each is available ...
... The Bio-Dot and Bio-Dot SF (slot ... for binding protein or nucleic acid in ... experimental protocols can be accommodated by using ... apparatus or 48-well slot format Bio-Dot SF ...
Medicine Products: