Cancer

  • Breast cancer

    Breast cancer Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast and can spread to distant areas of the body. The main modifiable risk factors are overweight/obesity, dense breasts, alcohol consumption, hormone replacement therapy, and taking birth control pills. During breast cancer treatment, even moderate physical activity can improve aerobic fitness, quality of life, psychological health and physical functioning, and prevent chronic fatigue and weight gain. It may also counteract or mitigate the side-effects of treatment. After treatment, physical activity improves muscular strength and endurance, fatigue levels, psychological health and quality of life. Aerobic physical activity, progressive resistance training, and stretching and proprioceptive exercises are strongly recommended after the diagnosis of breast cancer. During and after treatment, supervision of physical activity will ensure patient safety and therefore provide more comfort to them. Read More
  • Prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the prostate and may spread to distant areas of the body. Physical inactivity may be a risk factor of prostate cancer, while smoking and obesity are much more related to actual cancer mortality. Physical activity may compensate for the side-effects of treatment (e.g. radiation or hormone therapy) by maintaining or increasing muscular strength, bone mineral density, cardiorespiratory fitness and sexual function, and decreasing body weight, fatigue, and psychological stress. After treatment, supervised exercises improve muscular strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, lower-body physical function, and mental health. Aerobic physical activity (e.g. walking, cycling, swimming tennis, jogging), resistance and flexibility training, and high-impact exercises (e.g. jumps with additional weight) are strongly recommended after the diagnosis of prostate cancer. During and after treatment, the supervision of physical activity will ensure patients’ safety and therefore give more comfort to them. Read More
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