Dana-Farber’s exercise physiologist Nancy Campbell offers exercise consults to cancer patients and survivors.
Exercise holds benefits for everyone, and a growing number of studies show that cancer patients in particular can gain valuable benefits from regular exercise. Research shows that regular exercise interspersed with periods of rest can help:
strengthen muscles and bones
reduce the risk of cancer recurrence
improve sleep patterns
help maintain a healthy weight
reduce fatigue and raise energy levels
improve mood and reduce anxiety
Studies also suggest that cancer survivors who exercise regularly may feel better, have less fatigue, and experience fewer symptoms after treatment compared to those who do not get regular exercise.
Through Dana-Farber’s Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living, exercise physiologist Nancy Campbell, MS, offers two no-cost options for patients and survivors looking to start an exercise program or modify an existing routine.