Doctors failing cancer patients on exercise benefits - Macmillan


Cancer survivors are at greater risk of recurrence because they are not physically active enough, Macmillan Cancer Support has said.

Traditionally cancer patients were told to "rest up" after their cancer treatment and to "take it easy", yet the health charity's report, Move More, discovered physical activity is key to the recovery and long term health of cancer patients. It found breast cancer patients' risk of recurrence can be reduced by up 40% through physical activity. For those with bowel cancer or prostate cancer the figures are 50% or 30% respectively. After treatment all cancer patients can reduce their risk of getting side effects of cancer and its treatment through physical activity. These include fat...

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