Step by Step, Cancer Patients Use Exercise To Feel Better

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Cancer Patients and Home-Based Exercise Program

When individuals with breast or prostate cancer followed a moderate, home-based exercise program using resistance bands and walking, the patients had less fatigue during radiation treatments, greater strength and could walk farther and faster in only four weeks, researchers discovered in a pilot study.

"At the end of the study, the patients in the exercise program were averaging more than 12,000 steps a day