Abstract

In 2016, nearly a quarter-million women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the second deadliest cancer type. Lifestyle behaviors are well-established risk factors for both the development of, and negative outcomes from, breast cancer. New findings demonstrate that engaging in even minimal amounts of exercise is protective against breast cancer. Further, numerous studies have identified the role of exercise in the treatment of breast cancer and improvement in treatment side effects, quality of life, and overall survival. Unfortunately, few patients are physically active due to multiple barriers. Physicians may be helpful in engaging patients in being more active. Further research is necessary to identify programs and approaches to help patients both with, and at-risk for, breast cancer to engage in exercise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-267
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent sports medicine reports
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

Fingerprint

Exercise
Breast Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Second Primary Neoplasms
Life Style
Quality of Life
Physicians
Survival
Research

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

@article{3a5dc1faac944b7fb6713f00834c085e,
title = "Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer: What Clinicians Need to Tell Their Patients",
abstract = "In 2016, nearly a quarter-million women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the second deadliest cancer type. Lifestyle behaviors are well-established risk factors for both the development of, and negative outcomes from, breast cancer. New findings demonstrate that engaging in even minimal amounts of exercise is protective against breast cancer. Further, numerous studies have identified the role of exercise in the treatment of breast cancer and improvement in treatment side effects, quality of life, and overall survival. Unfortunately, few patients are physically active due to multiple barriers. Physicians may be helpful in engaging patients in being more active. Further research is necessary to identify programs and approaches to help patients both with, and at-risk for, breast cancer to engage in exercise.",
author = "Kraschnewski, {Jennifer L.} and Schmitz, {Kathryn H.}",
year = "2017",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1249/JSR.0000000000000388",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "16",
pages = "263--267",
journal = "Current Sports Medicine Reports",
issn = "1537-890X",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer

T2 - What Clinicians Need to Tell Their Patients

AU - Kraschnewski, Jennifer L.

AU - Schmitz, Kathryn H.

PY - 2017/7/1

Y1 - 2017/7/1

N2 - In 2016, nearly a quarter-million women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the second deadliest cancer type. Lifestyle behaviors are well-established risk factors for both the development of, and negative outcomes from, breast cancer. New findings demonstrate that engaging in even minimal amounts of exercise is protective against breast cancer. Further, numerous studies have identified the role of exercise in the treatment of breast cancer and improvement in treatment side effects, quality of life, and overall survival. Unfortunately, few patients are physically active due to multiple barriers. Physicians may be helpful in engaging patients in being more active. Further research is necessary to identify programs and approaches to help patients both with, and at-risk for, breast cancer to engage in exercise.

AB - In 2016, nearly a quarter-million women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the second deadliest cancer type. Lifestyle behaviors are well-established risk factors for both the development of, and negative outcomes from, breast cancer. New findings demonstrate that engaging in even minimal amounts of exercise is protective against breast cancer. Further, numerous studies have identified the role of exercise in the treatment of breast cancer and improvement in treatment side effects, quality of life, and overall survival. Unfortunately, few patients are physically active due to multiple barriers. Physicians may be helpful in engaging patients in being more active. Further research is necessary to identify programs and approaches to help patients both with, and at-risk for, breast cancer to engage in exercise.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85026881393&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85026881393&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000388

DO - 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000388

M3 - Article

C2 - 28696989

AN - SCOPUS:85026881393

VL - 16

SP - 263

EP - 267

JO - Current Sports Medicine Reports

JF - Current Sports Medicine Reports

SN - 1537-890X

IS - 4

ER -