Saturday, 21 July 2012

Macmillan Cancer Support-The Daily Telegraph-Doctors And Nurses-Physical Activity

People with cancer 'need more exercise'

“Doctors and nurses need to ‘bust the myth’ that cancer patients should simply rest to recover,” The Daily Telegraph has reported. It says that a charity has found only one in five cancer patients who have been through treatment have been told how regular physical activity could benefit them.The Telegraph says that Macmillan Cancer Support has found that “only a fifth of patients who have been through treatment are told of the ‘wonder drug’ type benefits of exercise”.These benefits are spelled out in a review of medical research carried out by Macmillan to accompany a survey of cancer patients’ physical activity. These benefits, identified in systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials, include improvements in physical function and psychological wellbeing.Macmil... read more..

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