New Studies on the Effects of Exercise on Breast & Ovarian Cancer Patients Receive Funding

by: cancercompass

The U.S. National Cancer Institute is funding research to test theories that exercise along with traditional medical treatments can improve overall survival, as well as the mental and physical condition of ovarian and breast cancer patients.

Forbes reported a Yale professor received $7 million in federal grants for two such studies. The first will see whether moderate aerobic exercise after ovarian cancer treatment affects a woman's body composition, quality of life and any hormone production that could be linked to her ovarian cancer prognosis. The second study will test whether exercise counters any negative side effects from the hormone therapies used to treat women recovering from breast cancer.

Learn what cancer survivors are saying about the effects of after treatment, and join them in the After Treatment Side Effects Discussion Board. Also, connect with other women fighting cancer at the Breast Cancer Discussion Board and the Ovarian Cancer Discussion Board.