Cancer patients must exercise, experts say

All those getting treatment need 2.5 hours per week

According to a new report from Macmillan Cancer Support, cancer patients should no longer be told simply to rest and take it easy after treatment—in fact, all those getting cancer treatment should do two-and-a-half hours of physical exercise each week. Of the two million cancer survivors in the UK, about 1.6 million aren’t physically active enough, the BBC reports, but exercise is safe during and after most types of cancer treatment. This can help patients overcome some side effects of cancer and treatments, like fatigue and weight gain.

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