This term of course covers very many different types of cancer.
Cause and scope for prevention:
It is emphasised in Exercise the Miracle Cure that physical activity can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 20% and of colon cancer by 50%.
Usually by imaging and biopsy.
Standard medical therapy:
Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.
Benefit of exercise therapy:
COSA encourages all health professionals involved in the care of people with cancer to:
Discuss the role of exercise in cancer recovery. Recommend their patients adhere to the
Refer their patients to a health professional who specialises in the prescription and delivery of exercise (i.e. accredited exercise physiologist or physiotherapist with experience in cancer.
This was the first statement on the benefits and the action that was needed by the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia.
These are the COSA guidelines for cancer in general, search for references for each specific type of cancer.
Due to the broad scope of the disease there are a large number of charities, many of which focus on specific types of cancer. Charity Choice is a resource for finding the most appropriate charities for each person.
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