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Exercise issues in older cancer survivors.
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 2004; 51(3):249-61CR

Abstract

Older cancer survivors experience the combined deleterious effects associated with aging and a cancer diagnosis. The purpose of the present paper is to review the potential role of physical exercise in attenuating the effects of cancer and its treatments in older cancer survivors. Noting the limited direct research on exercise in older cancer survivors, we review the literature on: (a) older adults in general; and (b) cancer survivors in general. We conclude that although there is limited direct evidence on the benefits of exercise in older cancer survivors, there is compelling evidence of the benefits of exercise in cancer survivors in general and other older populations. We also conclude that exercise adherence will be a significant challenge in this population. Based on this evidence, we tentatively recommend exercise to older cancer survivors using the American College of Sports Medicine's [Med Sci Sports Exerc 30 (6) (1998) 992] guidelines for older adults in general. Finally, we offer future research directions that will provide important evidence needed to guide clinical decisions about exercise in older cancer survivors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, E-424 Van Vliet Center, Edmonton, Alta., Canada T6G 2H9. kerry.courneya@ualberta.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15331082

Citation

Courneya, Kerry S., et al. "Exercise Issues in Older Cancer Survivors." Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology, vol. 51, no. 3, 2004, pp. 249-61.
Courneya KS, Vallance JK, McNeely ML, et al. Exercise issues in older cancer survivors. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2004;51(3):249-61.
Courneya, K. S., Vallance, J. K., McNeely, M. L., Karvinen, K. H., Peddle, C. J., & Mackey, J. R. (2004). Exercise issues in older cancer survivors. Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology, 51(3), pp. 249-61.
Courneya KS, et al. Exercise Issues in Older Cancer Survivors. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2004;51(3):249-61. PubMed PMID: 15331082.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Exercise issues in older cancer survivors. AU - Courneya,Kerry S, AU - Vallance,Jeffrey K H, AU - McNeely,Margaret L, AU - Karvinen,Kristina H, AU - Peddle,Carolyn J, AU - Mackey,John R, PY - 2004/8/28/pubmed PY - 2005/2/18/medline PY - 2004/8/28/entrez SP - 249 EP - 61 JF - Critical reviews in oncology/hematology JO - Crit. Rev. Oncol. Hematol. VL - 51 IS - 3 N2 - Older cancer survivors experience the combined deleterious effects associated with aging and a cancer diagnosis. The purpose of the present paper is to review the potential role of physical exercise in attenuating the effects of cancer and its treatments in older cancer survivors. Noting the limited direct research on exercise in older cancer survivors, we review the literature on: (a) older adults in general; and (b) cancer survivors in general. We conclude that although there is limited direct evidence on the benefits of exercise in older cancer survivors, there is compelling evidence of the benefits of exercise in cancer survivors in general and other older populations. We also conclude that exercise adherence will be a significant challenge in this population. Based on this evidence, we tentatively recommend exercise to older cancer survivors using the American College of Sports Medicine's [Med Sci Sports Exerc 30 (6) (1998) 992] guidelines for older adults in general. Finally, we offer future research directions that will provide important evidence needed to guide clinical decisions about exercise in older cancer survivors. SN - 1040-8428 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15331082/Exercise_issues_in_older_cancer_survivors_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1040842804000848 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -