Published on: 09-Oct-2020
The evidenced-based guidance and recommendations regarding exercise and cancer include:
For all adults, exercise is important for cancer prevention and specifically lowers risk of seven common types of cancer: colon, breast, endometrial, kidney, bladder, esophagus and stomach
For cancer survivors, incorporate exercise to help improve survival after a diagnosis of breast, colon and prostate cancer
Exercising during and after cancer treatment improves fatigue, anxiety, depression, physical function, quality of life and does not exacerbate lymphedema
This chart outlines the effects of exercise on health-related outcomes in those with cancer. The guide features evidence-based physical activity recommendations and the associated benefits for specific symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatments.
Find more resources from EIM’s Moving Through Cancer initiative.