Cancer patients advised to exercise during treatment
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Exercise should be 'standard part of cancer care'

All patients getting cancer treatment should be told to do two and a half hours of physical exercise every week, says a report by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Being advised to rest and take it easy after treatment is an outdated view, the charity says.

Professor Robert Thomas from the charity says exercise can reduce the risk of dying from cancer and minimise the side effects of treatment.

  • 08 Aug 2011
  • From the section Health
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