Physical activity can reduce cancer relapses by up to 40%

Physical activity during cancer is strongly recommended: it relieves pain and maintains muscle mass. "It feels better after an effort, less tired," is the testimony of patients to find in the video below.

Doing four hours of sports a week with breast cancer is possible. It's even Pascale's daily life. From the beginning of his illness, in 2016, doctors advised him to increase his physical activity. As a result, she has never done so: gymnastics three times a week, even during the chemotherapy periods! A way to surpass oneself and to remain master of one's body.

This finding is shared by many patients, regardless of the cancer they have. They feel better after the effort, less tired. Numerous scientific studies claim that physical activity, practiced regularly, can reduce up to 40% of cancer relapses.

Pascale follows the courses offered by the association Cami Sport & Cancer. All participants are, or have been, diagnosed with cancer. The coach, specially trained in the adapted physical activity (APA), thus arranges the effort according to the specificities of each one. This practice relieves, in the long term, the pains and maintains the muscular mass.

The gym is also a place for meetings and exchanges with people who live the same thing. "When we are not in shape, we do not ask questions because we know what happens to the person. We do not have to justify ourselves,Says Pascale. Complementary support to those provided by the family and friendly unit.

This report allows to understand the daily Pascale since she has breast cancer. In spite of the treatments and the fatigue, she continues the sessions of sports and the leisures. A dynamism that allows him, at times, to forget the disease.

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