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Why exercise should be added to cancer treatment plans

posted Apr 10, 2013, 12:14 AM by Admin Osteoinfo
One in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The good news is that with earlier detection and improved treatments, the survival rate for many common cancers is increasing. One of the most common questions people who have been diagnosed with cancer ask is, “How can I stop it coming back?” We know physical activity is good for us, but what if being physically active reduced the chance of cancer coming back? Current research aims to answer this question. And the early results are promising, suggesting the benefits of exercise for those with localised cancer may be similar to the benefits from chemotherapy. Physical activity is certainly not a substitute for having chemotherapy or other therapies, but we’re increasingly realising it’s an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Sourse: http://theconversation.com/why-exercise-should-be-added-to-cancer-treatment-plans-12288