Why isn’t your doctor discussing this with you?
It can keep you mobile.
It can help you stay strong and overcome cancer-related fatigue.
It can even cut breast and colon cancer recurrence by up to 50 percent.
So why aren’t more doctors discussing it with their patients?
Numerous studies have shown that exercise adds major benefits to cancer therapy. But a new Mayo Clinic study shows that few doctors are discussing the benefits with their patients.
The study also shows that many patients are reluctant to exercise, making it even more important for oncologists to discuss the benefits. In fact, patients generally think that daily activities like gardening are enough to be counted as “exercise.” However, this isn’t the case.
Activities like gardening and cleaning are beneficial, sure, but they don’t require enough effort to count as exercise. Cancer patients may not realize that inactivity can lead to a weaker body and more vulnerability to cancer symptoms and side effects of treatments.
The study found that patients who exercised regularly before being diagnosed with cancer were more likely to exercise after treatment. None of the patients in the study said that their doctors had discussed exercise with them, despite the obvious benefits.
In general, cancer patients take exercise advice most seriously when it comes directly from an oncologist, making it critical for doctors to talk to their patients about the benefits. So why aren’t doctors talking about the incredible benefits of exercise?
There hasn’t been a study on that yet, but I suspect it has something to do with the mainstream’s obsession with pharmaceutical solutions. If it can’t be bottled and/or patented, it’s just not taken seriously. Which is a shame, considering how much this one addition to cancer therapy could really help people.
Of course, regular e-Tip readers are already in the know. If you are a regular reader you know that you may be able to “walk off cancer” and that exercise could slash the risk of dying from colon cancer. It’s just too bad more doctors aren’t e-Tips readers, or they might realize just how crucial it is to talk to their patients about the benefits of exercise.
If you know someone in cancer treatment, the chances are good that his doctor hasn’t talked about exercise. So why don’t you pass this information along? It could make a huge difference in your loved one’s cancer therapy and outcome.
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“Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients: Study,” Medline Plus (www.nlm.nih.gov)