Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 5

Breast Cancer Survivors: Rehabilitation and Quality of Life

Marcos J P Renni1*, Marcos V Machado Rego2 and Leonardo Freire de Andrade3

1Doctor in Medicine by UFRJ, Scholarship Holder Researcher in the Clinical Research Division of the INCA, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
2Doctoral student in Human Motricity at EEFD, UFRJ, Brasil
3Specializing in Kinesiology and Biomechanics in the FAECH Faculdade de Empreendedorismo e Ciências Humanas, Brasil

*Corresponding Author: Marcos J P Renni, Doctor in Medicine by UFRJ, Scholarship Holder Researcher in the Clinical Research Division of the INCA, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Received: February 08, 2022; Published: April 13, 2022


Bacground: Breast cancer is the most common neoplasm in women, and it is worth highlighting not only the aspects of the treatment itself, but also its psychological effects on the patients. Currently, breast cancer survivors represent a significant population, and a considerable number of them have developed heart failure due to oncologic treatment. Numerous damages may occur from cancer treatments, besides the cardiovascular effects. These women may present sarcopenia and osteoporosis, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders, cognitive problems, fatigue.

Development: Exercise interventions are well established as safe and beneficial for individuals receiving cancer [10]. The credibility of a possible role of exercise in improving quality of life, reducing the risk of relapse, and increasing survival in cancer patients is increasing today. Physical activity may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, which is a major cause of death for many people who have survived cancer.

Conclusion: Regarding the benefits of physical exercise, there is no doubt that in patients undergoing oncological treatment, as well as in cancer survivors, it contributes significantly, improving the response to treatment and reducing the adverse effects of the therapy in question.

Keywords: Breast Cancer; Cancer Survivors; Physical Activity


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Citation: Marcos J P Renni., et al. “Breast Cancer Survivors: Rehabilitation and Quality of Life". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.5 (2022): 09-12.


Copyright: © 2022 Marcos J P Renni., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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