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Current Cancer Therapy Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3947
ISSN (Online): 1875-6301

Review Article

Implementing Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation: An Update on Recommendations for Clinical Practice

Author(s): Kirsten Suderman, Carolyn McIntyre, Christopher Sellar and Margaret L. McNeely*

Volume 15, Issue 2, 2019

Page: [100 - 109] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1573394714666180730100432

Price: $65


A growing body of research evidence supports the benefit of exercise for cancer survivors both during and after cancer treatment. The purpose of this paper is to provide an update on our previously published review in 2006 on the state of the evidence supporting exercise for survivors of cancer as well as guidelines for integrating exercise programming in the cancer clinical setting. First, we provide a brief overview on the benefits of exercise as well as preliminary evidence supporting the implementation of community-based exercise programs. Second, we summarize the principles and goals of exercise, and the identified barriers to exercise among cancer survivors. Finally, we propose an interdisciplinary model of care for integrating exercise programming into clinical care including guidelines for medical and pre-exercise screening, exercise testing and programming considerations.

Keywords: Exercise, physical activity, rehabilitation, physical therapy, cancer survivors, pre-exercise screening.

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