Implementing the Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

Kathleen Y. Wolin, Anna L. Schwartz, Charles E. Matthews, Kerry S. Courneya, Kathryn H. Schmitz

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In 2009, the American College of Sports Medicine convened an expert roundtable to issue guidelines on exercise for cancer survivors. This multidisciplinary group evaluated the strength of the evidence for the safety and benefits of exercise as a therapeutic intervention for survivors. The panel concluded that exercise is safe and offers myriad benefits for survivors including improvements in physical function, strength, fatigue, quality of life, and possibly recurrence and survival. Recommendations for situations in which deviations from the US Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are appropriate were provided. Here, we outline a process for implementing the guidelines in clinical practice and provide recommendations for how the oncology care provider can interface with the exercise and physical therapy community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Supportive Oncology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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