Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Exercise May Beat Fatigue in Prostate Cancer

Exercise May Beat Fatigue in Prostate Cancer
By Amy Norton Link to full article below

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Staying active through moderate walking may
help prevent fatigue in men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate
cancer, a UK study shows.

Cancer patients commonly develop fatigue as the stress of the illness and
the physical effects of treatment take their toll. It's common for
patients undergoing treatment to be told to take it easy, and some may
self-impose limits on their daily activities, according to the study's
lead author Dr. Phyllis M. Windsor.

But in her team's study of 66 men with cancer confined to the prostate
gland, those who were physically active during their month of radiation
treatment showed no substantial increase in fatigue. The same was not true
of patients in the non-exercising "control" group, according to findings
published in the August issue of the journal Cancer.

To read the full article: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/nm/20040818/hl_nm/cancer_prostate_dc

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