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Exercise Keeps Cancer Patients Healthier

Breast and prostate cancer patients who regularly exercise, both during and after cancer treatment, report having a better quality of life and being less fatigued.

To study how exercise impacts cancer patients, researchers have developed a program called ExCITE (Exercise and Cancer Integrative Therapies and Education). ExCITE creates individualized exercise programs for cancer patients.

According to Eurekalert:

“Exercise and diet recommendation for each patient were based on their baseline exercise tolerances, weight, overall health, and type of cancer treatment they would receive. Acupuncture was used for patients who experienced hot flashes, pain, nausea/vomiting, insomnia and neuropathy as the result of cancer treatment.”

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