Exercise may increase breast cancer survival

Exercise may increase breast cancer survival

In Breast Cancer Risks, Lifestyle, Research by Karina Cox

Exercise may increase breast cancer survival and improve symptoms of fatigue after breast cancer treatment.

The Australian Exercise for Health trials presented their work at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and showed that an individually – prescribed and monitored exercise programme started during breast cancer treatment and continued for 8 months improved overall survival in women less than 55 years and those with disease classified as Stage 2 or more. Fatigue is also one of the most common symptoms reported by women after breast cancer treatment.

A Multi-National collaborative group presented their shared experience at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and concluded that exercise, preferably supervised, significantly reduces fatigue in patients after breast cancer treatment.

See also: Lifestyle and Breast Cancer Risk