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Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer

Disease, chemotherapy often result in lingering damage to women’s heart and lungs

This article, from HealthDay News, tells us: “Women with advanced breast cancer who have higher levels of fitness during treatment tend to live longer than women with lower levels of fitness during treatment, new research finds.

“Treatments for breast cancer can weaken women’s heart and lung function, according to the study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center, and the impairments can linger for years after treatment has ended.

Among those with advanced breast cancer, women whose fitness level was high during treatment were more likely to survive. Median survival was 36 months among women with high levels of fitness, compared to 16 months among low-fitness patients.”

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This article is based on a research study authored by Lee Jones

Citation: May 21, 2012, doi: 10.1200/JCO.2011.39.9014

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