Cancer and Exercising - What Should be Considered?
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, Brazil
2Doctoral Student in Human Motricity at EEFD, UFRJ, Brazil
3Specializing in Kinesiology and Biomechanics in the FAECH Faculdade de Empreendedorismo e Ciências Humanas, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Marcos J P Renni, Doctor in Medicine by UFRJ, Scholarship Holder Researcher in the Clinical Research Division of the INCA, Brazil.
July 04, 2022; Published: August 22, 2022
Background: With the growing advances in the field of oncology, more effective treatments have been implemented that provide more chances of cure patients. Cachexia and asthenia commonly coexist in the course of treatment and can persist for months or years. In this context, we propose some physical exercises correlating them to the patient's clinical status, based on the Ecog scale.
Discussion: We can make some considerations about the data described in cancer patients and adapt them to other patients.
Conclusion: We believe that the benefits of physical exercise practice in those patients undergoing cancer treatment are unquestionable, as well as in cancer survivors.
Keywords: Cancer; Fatigue; Physical Exercise
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