Timothy Gilligan, MD, MSc
“IN THE PAST, patients were often told to rest and reduce their physical activity during treatment, but we now know that exercise is both safe and beneficial,” said Timothy Gilligan, MD, MSc, moderator of a presscast where these results were presented prior to the Cancer Survivorship Symposium. “This study shows that interventions that promote exercising during cancer treatment can have a long-term impact on survivors’ activity level. As physicians, we need to do more to help motivate our patients to exercise both during and after treatment.” ■
DISCLOSURE: Dr. Gilligan reported no conflicts of interest.
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