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What is the best way to start exercising while undergoing chemotherapy?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Slow

Diet and exercise appear to have benefit in various cancers.
Most data is in breast cancer. However, while on chemo, start slowly. I would suggest walking as tolerated. Focus on getting through chemo, then consider a personal trainer or post-cancer group to help you gradually acclimate to exercise and work on diet.

In brief: Slow

Diet and exercise appear to have benefit in various cancers.
Most data is in breast cancer. However, while on chemo, start slowly. I would suggest walking as tolerated. Focus on getting through chemo, then consider a personal trainer or post-cancer group to help you gradually acclimate to exercise and work on diet.
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Start simple:

Walking in your house; climbing stairs.
If you cannot do that, you will not profit from a trainer or health club. Walk you dog around the block, try toe touching; jumping jacks. If you can do these, then you can go to the gym and seek a trainer, or try riding our bike increasing distances each day.

In brief: Start simple:

Walking in your house; climbing stairs.
If you cannot do that, you will not profit from a trainer or health club. Walk you dog around the block, try toe touching; jumping jacks. If you can do these, then you can go to the gym and seek a trainer, or try riding our bike increasing distances each day.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gently

Your body should be your guide.
If you expend too much energy on exercise where will your body find the strength to fight the cancer?

In brief: Gently

Your body should be your guide.
If you expend too much energy on exercise where will your body find the strength to fight the cancer?
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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