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Jun 1, 2010 10:33 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Study: Exercise benefits cancer patients

Exercise can benefit some cancer patients during their treatment.

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit created a customized exercise program -- according to a patient's weight, overall health and type of cancer treatment. Those on the exercise regime said their quality of life improved and that they felt less fatigued. Exhaustion is a common side effect of cancer treatment.

Breast cancer and prostate cancer patients were included in the study.

Researchers are scheduled to present the study June 7 at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago.

 

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