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Exercise Recommendations for the Management of Symptoms Clusters Resulting From Cancer and Cancer Treatments
Seminars in oncology nursing
Short Title: Semin.Oncol.Nurs.
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2015
Pages: 383 - 393
Sources ID: 39916
Notes: LR: 20180429; CI: Copyright (c) 2016; GR: R01 CA181064/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States; GR: K07 CA190529/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States; GR: R21 CA185678/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States; GR: UG1 CA189961/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States; GR: R25 CA102618/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States; JID: 8504688; NIHMS886256; OTO: NOTNLM; 2016/10/26 06:00 [pubmed]; 2018/02/21 06:00 [medline]; 2016/10/26 06:00 [entrez]; ppublish
Visibility: Public (group default)
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OBJECTIVE: To review existing exercise guidelines for cancer patients and survivors for the management of symptom clusters. DATA SOURCES: Review of PubMed literature and published exercise guidelines. CONCLUSION: Cancer and its treatments are responsible for a copious number of incapacitating symptoms that markedly impair quality of life. The exercise oncology literature provides consistent support for the safety and efficacy of exercise interventions in managing cancer- and treatment-related symptoms, as well as improving quality of life in cancer patients and survivors. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Effective management of symptoms enhances recovery, resumption of normal life activities and quality of life for patients and survivors. Exercise is a safe, appropriate, and effective therapeutic option before, during, and after the completion of treatment for alleviating symptoms and symptom clusters.