Study: Exercise may help with chemotherapy side effects

Scientists have found that exercise could help with the side effects of chemotherapy.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017 7:37 PM
Updated: Jan. 30, 2018 12:11 PM

PORTUGAL – Chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer can be devastating, but scientists may have found a surprising cure for its side effects.

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Some side effects like nausea can be treated with medications, but others like pain, depression and exhaustion are more difficult to treat.

Now, scientists in Portugal have found that exercise might help. They gave women undergoing chemo a personalized workout including aerobic exercise and strength training.

Afterward, the study found women had significantly better energy levels, less pain and better emotional states. They were also more physically fit.

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