Exercise for Cancer Patients: Guidelines and Precautions.

  title={Exercise for Cancer Patients: Guidelines and Precautions.},
  author={Maryl L. Winningham and M G Macvicar and Carol Ann Burke},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  volume={14 10},
In brief: With more cancer patients recovering or surviving for long periods, techniques are needed to help them overcome the disabling effects of the disease, the therapies, and prolonged immobilization. Previous research and clinical observations indicate that exercise is a promising restorative technique for cancer patients, but it is a fairly new concept; no guidelines exist for objectively measuring the functional capacity of such patients or designing safe programs for them. Medical teams… CONTINUE READING
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