A new study finds getting out and exercising can go a long way to staying cancer-free.
Jonas M. Sokolof, DO, clinical associate professor of rehabilitation medicine and director of oncological rehabilitation at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation, along with a team of researchers, has published a new study showing exercise’s effects on preventing cancer, as well as improving quality of life for people with cancer.
“Exercise can help prevent seven different types of cancers, can help improve survival in several cancers, and can help improve health-related outcomes as it relates to the disease itself,” Dr. Sokolof tells CBS New York.
Maintaining exercise habits also lessens fatigue and depression, as well as improves sleep—all symptoms common for those with cancer—the study shows.
In 2018, Rusk Rehabilitation and Perlmutter Cancer Center launched a specialized and highly collaborative oncology rehabilitation services program to address the complex rehabilitative needs of people during every stage of cancer treatment.
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