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Effects of exercise on quality of life and prognosis in cancer survivors.
Curr Sports Med Rep 2009 Jul-Aug; 8(4):176-81CS

Abstract

Cancer is a global health problem with over 10 million cancer survivors in the United States alone. Cancer and its treatments often produce side effects that undermine quality of life. The purpose of this article is to review research examining the effects of physical activity (PA) upon quality of life and disease prognosis in cancer survivors. We divide our review into PA studies focusing upon (a) quality of life during treatments, (b) quality of life during survivorship (after treatments), (c) quality of life during palliative care, and (d) disease prognosis end points. Compelling clinical trial data indicate that PA can improve quality of life end points during treatment and survivorship. Data during palliative care is limited. Observational data suggest that PA may reduce the risk of disease recurrence and extend survival in some cancer survivors. Research findings suggest that PA is an appropriate recommendation for most cancer survivors, although many research questions remain.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19584603

Citation

Speed-Andrews, Amy E., and Kerry S. Courneya. "Effects of Exercise On Quality of Life and Prognosis in Cancer Survivors." Current Sports Medicine Reports, vol. 8, no. 4, 2009, pp. 176-81.
Speed-Andrews AE, Courneya KS. Effects of exercise on quality of life and prognosis in cancer survivors. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2009;8(4):176-81.
Speed-Andrews, A. E., & Courneya, K. S. (2009). Effects of exercise on quality of life and prognosis in cancer survivors. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 8(4), pp. 176-81. doi:10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181ae98f3.
Speed-Andrews AE, Courneya KS. Effects of Exercise On Quality of Life and Prognosis in Cancer Survivors. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2009;8(4):176-81. PubMed PMID: 19584603.
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