Nancy Litterman Howe, an avid athlete, found out that exercise did not protect her from cancer but could help her heal. Read about her new focus on helping other patients through exercise, and what the National Coalition of Cancer Survivors may offer you.
Many patients with cancer and cancer survivors suffer from pain and impaired functioning as a result of cancer treatment, even years after the treatment is over. Nevertheless, only a few people receive proper care to address these issues through cancer rehabilitation.
“People convince themselves they are living a healthy lifestyle, doing their 30 minutes of exercise a day. But they need to think about the other 23.5 hours,” says Dr. Emma Wilmot, University of Leicester, England.
Last modified: February 1, 2021
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