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Exercise Eases Memory Problems in Women Treated for Breast Cancer

Women treated for breast cancer who did more moderate-to-vigorous exercise reported fewer memory problems.

Most Women Don't Get Enough Exercise After Being Diagnosed

About 65% of women diagnosed with breast cancer don't meet national exercise recommendations after they've been diagnosed, and Black women are much less likely to meet exercise recommendations than white women.

Jul 15, 2014 | Diagnosis and Exercise
Careful Weight Lifting Doesn't Increase Lymphedema Risk

Research suggests that a careful weight lifting program that starts with light weights and gradually increases after breast cancer surgery doesn't increase lymphedema risk and could possibly lower the risk of developing lymphedema.

Exercise Helps Ease Aromatase Inhibitor Side Effects

Exercise improves body composition in women taking aromatase inhibitors.

Jan 26, 2017 | Diagnosis, Hormonal Therapy and Exercise
Regular Exercise Before Diagnosis Helps Reduce Risk of Treatment-Related Heart Problems

Women who did 5 hours of moderate exercise per week before being diagnosed with breast cancer were much less likely to have heart problems after treatment compared to women who exercised for less time.

What Are Risk Factors for Loss of Physical Function After Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer in Older Women?

Fatigue, breathing difficulties, a lack of social support, and poor appetite seem increase the risk of an older woman's functional decline after chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Aug 30, 2018 | Diagnosis, Chemotherapy and Exercise
Women Who've Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer More Likely to Gain Weight Than Women Who Haven't Been Diagnosed

Diagnosed women gained an average of about 4 pounds more than women who hadn't been diagnosed.

Jul 16, 2015 | Diagnosis and Exercise
Exercise Improves Quality of Life After Cancer Treatment

A new study confirms that people who regularly exercised after cancer treatment felt better physically and emotionally compared to people who didn't exercise regularly.

Feb 2, 2012 | Diagnosis and Exercise
Exercising With Others Improves Well-Being During Treatment

Regular group exercise can improve quality of life for women with breast cancer.

Exercise Can Help Women Avoid Some Radiation Side Effects

Anemia is one of several side effects that radiation can cause. While small, a study found that exercise helped women avoid anemia. This is another reason for women diagnosed with breast cancer to incl...

Sitting More, Inactivity Linked to Worse Outcomes for Cancer Survivors

Not exercising and lots of sitting can be harmful for cancer survivors.

Mar 25, 2022 | Exercise
Supervised Exercise Safe for People With Bone Metastases

People diagnosed with metastatic cancer that has spread to the bones can safely participate in supervised exercise programs, according to a review of 17 studies.

Small Study Suggests App Helps Women Exercise More, Lose Weight After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A smartphone app giving women real-time contact with their healthcare team can help breast cancer survivors lose weight.

Dec 4, 2018 | Exercise and Risk Factors
"Heart Healthy" Lifestyle Important for Survivors

Researchers urge women who have had breast cancer treatment to keep their heart health in mind as they build long-term health.

Exercise, Maintaining Healthy Weight May Help Reduce Risk of Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy

Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising 5 or more hours per week may help reduce the risk of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.

Jun 30, 2016 | Chemotherapy, Exercise and Side Effects
Exercising 300 Minutes Per Week Leads to More Fat Loss in Postmenopausal Women

Exercising twice the recommended amount -- for a total of 300 minutes per week -- is better for shedding fat, especially in postmenopausal women.

Jul 24, 2015 | Exercise and Risk Factors
Exercise Lowers Estrogen Levels in Older Women

A new study found that post-menopausal women who regularly did intense exercise for a year had lower levels of estradiol, a type of estrogen, compared to women who didn't exercise.

Feb 16, 2010 | Exercise and Risk Factors
Working Up a Good Sweat Lowers Risk

Six or more hours of strenuous exercise per week can reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Feb 21, 2007 | Risk Factors and Exercise
Benefits of Exercise Seen After Training Ends

The benefits of exercise stay with women recovering from breast cancer after the formal exercise program ends.

Apr 6, 2007 | Diagnosis and Exercise
Aerobic Exercise Boosts Quality of Life After Treatment

A new study confirms that aerobic exercise improves quality of life for women treated for breast cancer.

May 22, 2007 | Diagnosis and Exercise
Exercise and Healthy Diet Boosts Survival

A healthy diet combine with moderate exercise improves survival in women who have been treated for breast cancer.

Jun 21, 2007 | Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Exercise
New Guidelines on Exercise and Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment Released

The American Cancer Society has released new guidelines on diet and exercise during and after cancer treatment.

Daily Exercise – at Any Intensity Level – May Lower Risk

A study has found that women who got about 2 hours of exercise each day -- at any intensity level -- were about 30% less likely to develop breast cancer than women who didn't exercise that much.

Jul 6, 2012 | Exercise and Risk Factors
Few Women Exercise Regularly 10 Years After Diagnosis

A study suggests that very few women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer meet U.S. national exercise recommendations during the 10 years after diagnosis.

Apr 25, 2013 | Diagnosis and Exercise
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