Exercise and chemotherapy: Is it safe for cancer patients?
The study examined how exercise scheduling affects chemotherapy patients' cardiorespiratory fitness.
Both groups returned to baseline at their 1-year visit, regardless of when they began exercising.
At the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands, Dr. Walenkamp specialises in cancer treatment.
Dr. Walenkamp is a cancer specialist at the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands.
Physical therapist Dr. Samantha Edwards said the research “demonstrates the immediate benefit of exercise in the prevention of deterioration after chemotherapy.”
“A balanced programme that incorporates aerobic activity and a strengthening programme that targets main muscle groups is preferable.
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