WALKING AND CANCER THERAPY
ANCHOR LEAD: WALKING HELPS MEN WHO ARE BEING TREATED FOR PROSTATE CANCER IN MULTIPLE WAYS, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS
Walking helps men with prostate cancer preserve their bone mass while they’re receiving treatment that may compromise their bones, a Johns Hopkins study has found. Paula Chiplis, the study’s lead author, says this is just one finding from a larger study demonstrating the benefits of exercise for many aspects of cancer therapy.
CHIPLIS: This comes from a larger study looking at exercise and its effect on fatigue. Typically exercise really helps with fatigue although it seems counterintuitive, so as long as a patient is cleared for exercising, its something they can do and oftentimes very much enjoy doing, both during the times when they’re getting their therapies and after their therapies. :26
Chiplis says folks who’d like to consider exercise while they’re having treatment should first discuss safe exercise options with their physician. I’m Elizabeth Tracey reporting.