Exercise good for cancer survivors

May 25, 2012

Cancer survivors should start exercising, one study says.

Those in remission from cancer usually have a long road to recovery. One survey from the University of Hong Kong found that exercising could be a great help to those who are recovering from cancer. .

The research looked at the results of 34 clinical trials of exercise among patients with breast, prostate, gynecologic, colorectal, gastric or lung cancer. With an an average of 93 patients per trial, there seemed to be improvements shown in body weight, physical function, oxygen consumption, depression and more. Breast cancer patients saw a gain in lower limb strength as well.

“Quality of life was a clear significant benefit of physical activity and that clinically, there were important positive effects on physical functions and quality of life,” the study authors said in a statement.

Insure.com said cancer survivors who are looking to get a new life insurance policy should have all necessary medical records and make sure the treatment plan from the doctor is followed. There may be less options, but a policy could still be found.

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