Cancer patients encouraged to exercise more

Study: Exercise may help those with early-stage lung cancer
February 20, 2009 8:27:17 AM PST
People diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer may enjoy a better quality of life if they get regular exercise. One-hundred-seventy-five study participants in Philadelphia were asked about their current exercise habits, as well as their habits before diagnosis and during the 6 months after treatment.

Men and women who engaged in moderate activity for at least 150 minutes a week, or vigorous exercise for at least one hour per week, reported a higher quality of life than their less-active counterparts.

Regular exercisers also tended to report fewer depression symptoms.

The study is published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.