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Cancer and Exercise
May 16, 2017
People are being prescribed specific targeted exercises designed for their own tumour and treatment on the same day as they get their chemo or radiation.
We now have a growing number of research studies showing that if people hit a certain level of physical activity - which is relatively modest, to be honest - then they'll more than double their chances of surviving their cancer. In other words, they halve their risk of dying.
The greatest effectiveness of exercise is when you actually exercise either immediately before or after the actual session of receiving the chemotherapy. Because either before or after, you're still influencing the circulation of blood into the tumour. So you have to be delivering more of the chemotherapy agent, targeting the specific cancer cells.