Researchers Assess Strategies to Implement Exercise Intervention in Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Kaitlyn D’Onofrio - January 4, 2021

"Maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity may be more difficult for cancer survivors than the general population, the study authors explained, due to lingering treatment side effects, fatigue, and reduced muscle strength, not to mention emotional challenges....'While multiple studies have established the importance of physical activity among childhood cancer survivors, the feasibility and implementation of programs for this purpose remains a challenge. Understanding current practices, barriers to participation, and survivor preferences will help to improve the quality, relevance and implementation of future exercise programs,' the researchers concluded."

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