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Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Can Benefit from Exercise Programs

Posted: October 22, 2009

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Exercise didn't improve overall quality of life. Even so, "there is a considerable rationale for promoting multimodal exercise interventions to improve physical capacity, vitality, physical and mental well-being and relieving fatigue during chemotherapy, thereby supporting cancer patients' daily living activities," wrote Lis Adamsen, of Copenhagen University Hospitals, and colleagues.

The study was published Oct. 14 in the online edition of the BMJ.

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The American Cancer Society has more about exercise and cancer patients.

HealthDay News, October 14, 2009