Benefits of Physical Activity for Cancer Patients

Health Care Providers

By including physical activity into the overall treatment plan, cancer patients and survivors are better able to manage disease and treatment-related side-effects. By engaging in a physical activity program, cancer patients and survivors are able to maintain or improve their muscle strength and overall functional fitness, as well as reduce feelings of fatigue.

Although contraindications exist, research indicates that physical activity is safe for most cancer patients and survivors with the appropriate precautions and activity modifications.