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xercise and Oncology/cancer are two terms not commonly
thought of together. We commonly think of exercise
related to sports activities and fitness. We are very familiar
with the role of exercise in treating other health problems such as
heart disease, lung disease, joint disease, stroke, head injury, and
amputations. In the last 25 years, there has been extensive study
and clear evidence that exercise programs help restore quality of life
and function of oncology patients. There is evidence that exercise
helps prevent cancers and decrease the rate of recurrence, improving
long-term survival.
Until approximately 25 years ago exercise was often not
recommended for people with cancer because of poor prognosis.
Treatment was largely rest and supportive care. Today and in the
future cancer patients are living longer. Approximately 70% of
patients diagnosed with cancer will be living greater than 5 years.
By the year 2020, there will be greater than 18 million cancer
survivors living in the United States. Cancer, like heart disease,
arthritis and many other health problems we develop, is a chronic
illness. This creates the opportunity for exercise and rehabilitation
to help improve function and quality of life.

Exercise has a vital role in Oncology in the following
areas:
Primary prevention: Exercise/fitness not only reduces heart
disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity diabetes, hypertension and
abnormal lipids. It also reduces by about 30% some of the most
common cancers: breast, colon, and gyn. It is one of the key
lifestyle changes we can use to prevent cancer.
Prehabilitation: This term refers to programs working with
patients for a few weeks prior to their surgery, helping them
prepare physically and mentally. The goals are to decrease time in
the hospital, prevent complications, and help patients get home
sooner.
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For most people, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is a lifechanging event physically, emotionally and socially. At the McGlinn
Cancer Center/Tower Health over 1500 impairment screens are
performed yearly to identify these concerns and help engage people
in restorative treatment. Approximately 60% of our patients are
found to have significant impairment in function due to their cancer
and its treatment. Impairments are most severe in patients with
aggressive cancers receiving aggressive surgery, radiation and medical
oncology treatments.
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