Physically Active People Are More Likely To Prevail Over Cancer – Part 2 of 3
And “Exercise is so outstanding for cancer patients, but so many doctors and health professionals are concerned about safety issues – is it safe for people undergoing treatment to exercise?” said Colleen Doyle, head of nutrition and physical activity at the American Cancer Society. “And this group has decided that yes, it is. These guidelines really help lay some of those issues to rest. This positively delineates that it is safe and it is feasible and we should be recommending exercise for cancer patients”.
The new guidelines stand as an important sea change in cancer treatment, said Kathryn Schmitz, an companion professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a researcher at the university’s Abramson Cancer Center, who presented the guidelines at a meeting this past summer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. “The make nervous guidelines for all Americans stand for cancer patients undergoing treatment. This is a landmark statement because the guidelines up to this point have been, ‘Take it easy, don’t induce yourself!'” But that’s changed. “Not only is exercise safe, but it has a number of benefits for cancer patients during treatment”.