Exercise for Breast Cancer Survival Salisbury MD

Breast cancer is a physically and emotionally traumatizing disease. A study underrtaken at the Harvard School of Public Health examined four observational studies to determine whether physical activity could improve quality of life after a breast cancer diagnosis and on increased breast cancer survival.

Robert Louis Clinton, MD
145 E Carroll St
Salisbury, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided by:
Gail Carole Anderson, MD
(410) 341-0005
100 E Carroll St
Salisbury, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Peninsula Regional Med Center, Salisbury, Md

Data Provided by:
Jennifer Jo Morgan, MD
(410) 546-5277
Salisbury, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1998

Data Provided by:
James Edward Martin, MD
(410) 749-1282
145 E Carroll St Ste A1
Salisbury, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1973

Data Provided by:
Joseph Anthony Grasso Jr, MD
(410) 749-1282
145 E Carroll St Ste A-3
Salisbury, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1970

Data Provided by:
Cho Cho, MD
540 Riverside Dr
Salisbury, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Yangon, Myanmar
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided by:
Bennett W Yu
(410) 749-1282
145 E Carroll St
Salisbury, MD
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

Data Provided by:
Panpit Klug
(410) 749-1282
145 E Carroll St
Salisbury, MD
Specialty
Hematology, Medical Oncology

Data Provided by:
Robert Lane Taylor
(410) 546-6400
100 E Carroll St
Salisbury, MD
Specialty
Hematology

Data Provided by:
David Eric Cowall, MD
(410) 749-1282
145 E Carroll St Ste A3
Salisbury, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Exercise for Breast Cancer Survival

Moderate Exercise May Increase Breast Cancer Survival.
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Source: Breast Cancer Research
Related Monographs: Breast Cancer




Natural Health Information that is accurate, objective, science-based and represents the current state of research is the most sought-after information category today. Natural Health Information On Demand, NHIOndemand, is the leading source for this valuable science-based natural health information.


©2000-2009 CCG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Breast cancer is a physically and emotionally traumatizing disease. Unfortunately, the incidence of breast cancer has been increasing steadily for decades. Today breast cancer rates have escalated to the point where women's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is 1 in 8. In 2007, the American Cancer Society estimated that nearly 240,510 women would be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 40,460 women would die from it. This means that approximately every two and a half minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer and that approximately every thirteen minutes, a woman dies from this disease. Breast cancer has become the second largest cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer, and the leading cause of death for women between the ages of 35 and 54.


Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health. It is performed for many different reasons. These include strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, improving athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance and for enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and may help prevent diseases such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and obesity. It also improves mental health and helps prevent depression. Moderate exercise increases heart rate and breathing rate. Examples of this type of activity would be: easy jogging, walking, bike riding, swimming, water aerobics, gardening, etc.


A study underrtaken at the Harvard School of Public Health examined four observational studies to determine whether physical activity could improve quality of life after a breast cancer diagnosis and on increased breast cancer survival. The studies did report a decrease in total mortality among women with breast cancer who were physically active. Two potential mechanisms by which physical activity could affect breast cancer survival would be the estrogen pathway and the insulin pathway. The researchers concluded that women with breast cancer could benefit from moderate exercise.1


1 Ogunleye AA, Holmes MD. Physical activity and breast cancer survival. Breast Cancer Res. Sep2009;11(5):106.



This information is educational in context and is not to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Please consult your licensed health care practitioner before using this or any medical information.

©2000-2009 CCG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.