Those who have undergone breast cancer treatment find that engaging in regular exercise benefits their overall wellbeing, an expert has claimed.
Antonia Dean, clinical nurse specialist at Breast Cancer Care, said that many women gain weight as a result of chemotherapy or hormone therapies and become generally more aware of their diet.
She stated that exercise can help to battle this, as well as benefiting people in many other ways.
"Regular exercise and following a healthy diet after breast cancer will have a positive impact on your wellbeing. Exercise can also help to increase your range of movement after surgery and help reduce fatigue," Ms Dean added
The expert went on to add that engaging in regular physical activity can also reduce the risk of the cancer coming back.
According to new research published in BioMed Central's Breast Cancer Research journal, breast cancer is now the most common cancer in the UK, affecting one in eight women, with eight out of ten of these women being over 50.
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Cancer treatment news : 24 June 2011