Tag Archives: Journal of Women’s Health

Breast cancer patients benefit from telephone-monitored exercise

Home-based activity program can prevent treatment-related weight gain
Getting more exercise may be the last thing a breast cancer patient feels like doing while undergoing the rigors of chemotherapy and radiation. However, new research by scientists in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers has found that weekly phone consultations enabled patients to step up their physical activity, improve their quality of life, and prevent weight gain that often occurs during breast cancer treatment.
Jennifer Ligibel, MD, and colleagues are studying the impact of exercise in breast cancer patients with the eventual …