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Exercise advised for cancer patients

(UPI) Some U.S. physicians say cancer exercise rehabilitation programs should be as common as cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Kathryn Schmitz … led [an] expert panel that developed the new cancer exercise guidelines after reviewing and evaluating the safety and efficacy of exercise during and after cancer treatment…

"We now have a compelling body of high-quality evidence that exercise during and after treatment is safe and beneficial for these patients, even those undergoing complex procedures such as stem cell transplants."

Cancer patients and survivors should try to get the same 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise weekly -- swimming to yoga to strength training -- the same as recommended for the general public, the panel said.

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