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Physical Activity and Cancer 

Physical Activity and Cancer
Physical Activity and Cancer

Clare Stevinson

, Matthew Hobbs

, and Kerry S. Courneya

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date: 23 September 2020

Chapter 11 discusses physical activity and cancer, including how physical activity plays an important role in the prevention and management of many chronic medical conditions, including reducing obesity and the risk of colon cancer and some female hormone-related cancers, that post-diagnosis physical activity is associated with increased survival after breast and colorectal cancer, that it contributes to enhanced functional status and ability to cope with disease and treatment-related symptoms and side effects, that it can help to prevent other chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes or cardiovascular disease) for which cancer survivors are at increased risk, and that the risk/benefit profile of physical activity is favorable, assuming that key safety issues are considered for each individual before initiating an exercise program.

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