Growing evidence supports the benefits of exercise for cancer patients undergoing treatment and for post treatment patients. These results suggest that performing moderate exercise could provide a great benefit and little risk to cancer patients.
Several studies have examined the relationship between exercise, rehabilitation and quality of life in cancer patients and reported positive findings for those who added moderate exercise to their treatment. Exercise assists in maintaining muscle mass while undergoing mainstream treatment. Psychologically, patients report a decrease in total mood disturbances, decrease in depression, less fatigue, and fewer problems sleeping.