Research: Exercise slows tumour growth

The PINC Program Melbourne
The PINC Program Melbourne Member Posts: 8
edited November 2016 in Community news and events

In a study published in the 16 March 2015, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute scientists studied the impact of exercise in models of breast cancer in mice.

They found that exercise stimulated significant improvements in the number and function of blood vessels around the tumours, improving oxygen flow to the cancer site. When treated with chemotherapy, the tumours shrank markedly better than they did in sedentary animals.
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  • rivergum
    rivergum Member Posts: 133
    edited March 2015

    Sounds good to me!

    I kept up walking and went to a weekly Physio supervised pilates class and it helped with my mood and energy levels all through chemo. 



  • Robyn W
    Robyn W Member Posts: 1,932
    edited March 2015

    This is so true:)exercise alleviates tiredness,and makes us FEEL better.I also walked a lot,right through my treatment.The amount of factual information regarding this is now overwhelming,so I feel that we should all be doing some form of exercise as one way of giving our bodies the best chance of protection.Cheers xoxRobyn