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Exercise across the cancer continuum

Exercise across the cancer continuum

In this video, Cuisle describes the benefits of exercise for patients across the cancer continuum. A startling statistic from the International Agency for Research on Cancer describes that 25% of cancer cases worldwide are caused by overweight or obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.

As we saw in Mr Kenna’s experience in Week 1, exercise can be beneficial for patients with cancer.

Fatigue is a consideration when prescribing exercise to cancer survivors.

  • Can you think of any other exercise related consideration specific to cancer survivors?

Note: This video refers to how exercise can help prevent certain cancers, and how exercise can be of benefit to cancer survivors. With regards to exercise for those who have been diagnosed with cancer (cancer survivors) please note that this video and the evidence base from which the material cited in it is drawn, does not advocate using exercise as the only form of treatment for cancer but rather to complement medical, pharmaceutical and surgical interventions where necessary as part of a multidisciplinary care package.
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