Also Suggested Exercise Cancer Patients

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Cancer,  does not mean to surrender and lamenting the fate. In fact, cancer patients are advised to continue normal activities, even exercise to increase stamina in treatment.

Research conducted by a team of researchers from Macmillan Cancer Support shows exercise can reduce the risk of death from cancer and reduce side effects of therapeutic treatment performed, such as fatigue or obesity.

This discovery will hopefully encourage every doctor to prescribe exercise to patients with cancer rather than having to tell patients to rest.

A review of more than 60 studies found that cancer patients who are more active during the healing process will not experience severe fatigue. Indeed, the sport will have a positive effect on mood and health.

According to the researchers, exercise can reduce the impact of side effects, such as swelling, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and weight change. The study also found, adequate exercise can prevent the recurrence of certain cancers.

For example, women with breast cancer who exercised for 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity have a risk of death and recurrence of disease 40 percent less time than women who exercise less than an hour a week.

Meanwhile in patients with stomach cancer, the risk of death can be cut by 50 percent with exercise intensity was 6 hours per week.

Macmillan found that more than half of doctors, nurses, and oncology cancer patients do not talk to them about the benefits of exercise. If any, may be only a fraction doctors who do it.

“If used as a medicine of physical exercise, this will be an important thing. It needs a change in the community, so that health professionals see the physical activity (exercise) as an integral part of cancer rehabilitation, not only as an additional course,” said Jane Maher, Chief Medical a charitable foundation.

Ciaran Devane, Macmillan Cancer Support chief, adding sports that do not need to be too heavy. “Gardening, walking leisurely, or swimming, also bring benefits,” he said.
Even so, it should be noted that these results can not be general because every cancer patient is different. Therefore rehabilitation programs and activities of cancer patients should be tailored to individual strengths.

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~ by ickerz on 10 August 2011.

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