Exercise = medicine in breast cancer rehab

Exercise during and after breast cancer treatment potentially increases survival!

Physical training is important and well-known in cancer treatment; both in symptom reduction but as now emerges, most importantly in improving overal survival rates.

Australian researchers performed additional analyses on data of 337 women (rural and urban) that participated in an 8-month exercise intervention after breast cancer surgery about 10 years ago. 

207 that followed an intensive programme (face-to-face intervention or by telephone) at the time were compared to 130 women that received usual care (advise). Randomised groups consisted of urban and rural dwelling women.

These results are important and point towards the protective effect of exercise on survival. Exercise = medicine and these results should lead to better access, compensation and organisation of cancer rehab and secondary prevention.

> From: Hayes et al., Breast Cancer Res Treat (2018-02-17 07:51:09) (Epub ahead of print). All rights reserved to Springer Science+Business Media. Click here for the online summary.

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