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Expert Answers Common Questions on Exercising During and After Cancer Treatment


On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, an expert from the Huntsman Cancer Institute explains how physical exercise can help patients with cancer and potentially reduce side effects.

When is the best time for patients with cancer to exercise? Can it improve side effects from treatment? What kinds of exercises are safe for patients?

Dr. Pamela A. Hansen, medical director of the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute answered these questions and more when she discussed a recent study published on the topic in this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast.

“Exercise is safe and very effective, both prior to treatment during treatment and after treatment,” said Hansen. “And so it is important, it can help reduce the side effects of the treatment, especially fatigue and the conditioning,”

Read more: Patients With Cancer Should ‘Keep Moving Through Treatment’ to Potentially Mitigate Side Effects

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