This little drawing courtesy of anitalovitt.comę2010

Ann's NOTE:Although this study was done on women with breast cancer, it is certainly reasonable to believe that exercise would be effective in any person with cancer. May 2010, in fact exercise has been studied in other cancer situations and is beneficial.

Exercise Reduces Unwanted Effects of Treatment

Many women with early-stage breast cancer suffer fatigue, nausea, anxiety and a host of debilitating symptoms as a result of their treatment. Yet as physically draining as cancer therapy is, new research suggests that exercise can counter some of its ill effects.

In a study of 123 women with early-stage breast cancer, researchers at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre in Canada found that regular, low-intensity exercise improved patients' physical functioning during cancer treatment.

Dr. Roanne Segal and her colleagues report their findings in the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Past research among breast cancer patients has shown exercise can boost women's physical and psychological health. But exactly what types of exercise are appropriate is unclear, according to Segal's team.

Ann's NOTE: I usually say if you can get out of bed, walk around the room, when you can leave your room, walk around your house, then walk around the block, then WALK. This exercise is as good as any other.

Thanks to Reuters Health

J Clin Onc, 2/01

Home-based Walking Reduces Fatigue

Cancer Practice, May 2001

RTC Home-based Exercise: Pts Treated for Multiple Myeloma
Exercise Transforms Fatigue During Chemo
Aerobic Exercise vs Relaxation Training After Surgery
Exercise (Studies)

Reduce risks of death, increase quality of life Many articles here

Men & Cancer Risks
Exercise Works Like Antidepressants
Walking:Reduce Cancer Treatment Fatigue
Structured Exercise Improves Physical Functioning
Different Age & Life Periods: Exercise & Bca
Physical Activity & First-Degree Relative (Bca)
Lifelong Exercise Cuts Risk
RTC Exercise & QoL
Mild Exericse Improves Fitness & Reduces Cardio Risks
Wound Healing HELPED by Exercise - Older Adults
"Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Reduces Muscle Pain from Exercise
Exercise Boosts Immune System

Boosting Immunity, Len Saputo, MD Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH excerpt

Exercise to Increase Lymphocyte Activation After Chemo
Moderate Exercise Reduces Incidence of Colds
Breast Fitness  An Optimal Exercise and Health Plan

Book published 10/00 Softcover, 10/01 Dr. Anne McTiernan, Dr. Julie Gralow, Lisa Talbot, MpH

Team Survivor

LINK to organization providing exercise & health educ programs for women with cancer (past or present)

Exercising After Cancer Boosts QoL

Preventive Medicine, 11/03

Exercise After Cancer: Patient Perspective
Reducing Frailty/Falls w/Tai Chi (Elderly)

J Am Geriatric Soc, 12/03

Chronic Exercise & Phys Fitness Level:Pharmacokinetics

Int'l J Clin Pharma & Thera, 12/03

Moderate Exercise during Radiation Tx Reduces Fatigue

Cancer, Vol 101, No. 3:550-557, 8/04

Editorial on Exercise to 'Beat' Fatigue from Prosate Ca RTx
Walking May Relieve Fatigue in Leukemia Patients
Circadian Rhythm, Lung Function & Exercise

UPI, 10/04

TIMING of Surgery/Chemo, etc.
Natl Ctr for Bicycling & Walking (Active Living Res Ctr)

LINK to organization

Being Overweight May be Helpful-Being Thin May Not

Excerpt from NYTimes article, JAMA study, April, 2005

Better to Be Fat and Fit Than Skinny and Unfit
Recovercises for Wellness

LINK to NYC-based program for therapeutic exercises, CD available

Alicethenics:Exercises to Increase Freedom of Movement

A video created by a survivor

Get Energized

LINK to Russian fitness expert (age 68) Pavel Goberman

Combining Physical Activity &  Diet to Improve Cancer Outcomes

Journal of Clinical Oncology, June 2007


LINK to site of Dr. Elma Schnapp, M.D., a physician specialized in physical rehabilitation

Exercise as Medicine

LINK to organization trying to make exercise a prescription from a doctor

Exercises when in a wheelchair

LINK:Article from MSN Health & Fitness By Martica Heaner, M.A., M.Ed., for MSN Health & Fitness

Passionately Pink!   PILATES

LINK: Video "This exercise routine is just right if you are about 6-8 weeks post surgery and your doctor has given you the green light to proceed with exercise. Divided into two parts, this workout is gentle and mindful, created just for you. Welcome back to your body".

Strength for Life

LINK: NONPROFIT "dedicated to assisting mena nd women, who are living with cancer, reclaim their lives by providing a safe and effective exercise program FREE of CHARGE.

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