Emphasis on cancer survivorship is increasing yearly both for adults and children diagnosed with cancer. The incorporation of exercise as a standard component of cancer therapy has not yet been established. However a growing amount of research is directed at investigating the effects of exercise on cancer survivors. This presentation summarized recent evidence supporting incorporation of exercise following cancer diagnosis, reviewed exercise safety considerations and highlighted the CanWell Exercise and Education program for cancer survivors.
Oren Cheifetz, PhD
Clinical Specialist in Physiotherapy, Hamilton Health Sciences
Canadian Cancer Rehabilitation and Education Institute (CCREI)