The evidenced-based guidance and recommendations regarding exercise and cancer include:
◾️ For all adults, exercise is important for cancer prevention and specifically lowers risk of seven common types of cancer: colon, breast, endometrial, kidney, bladder, esophagus and stomach
◾️ For cancer survivors, incorporate exercise to help improve survival after a diagnosis of breast, colon and prostate cancer
◾️ Exercising during and after cancer treatment improves fatigue, anxiety, depression, physical function, quality of life and does not exacerbate lymphedema
This chart outlines the effects of exercise on health-related outcomes in those with cancer. The guide features evidence-based physical activity recommendations and the associated benefits for specific symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatments.
Find more resources from EIM’s Moving Through Cancer initiative.