The Healing Power Of Movement: How To Benefit From Physical Activity During Your Cancer Treatment

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Hachette Books, Oct 12, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 176 pages
Recent clinical studies show that exercise rather than rest may be the best therapy for someone undergoing cancer treatments. The Healing Power of Movement addresses this significant shift in care recommendations and clearly illustrates fifty specific exercises-from simply sitting up or moving in bed to walking or lifting light weights-for different stages of cancer treatments, and for many different types of cancers. Written in consultation with a leading oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Center in Manhattan and based on practical advice gleaned from the front lines of the author's physical-therapy practice, The Healing Power of Movement will be recommended and empowering reading for all cancer patients, whether they are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, or are recovering from surgery.

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Exercise physiologist Hoffman works specifically with cancer patients to help them incorporate moderate exercise and movement into their recovery programs. The book includes input from cancer specialists and fitness professionals. Read full review

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Page xviii - Advances in medicine and science are results of new ideas and approaches developed through research. New cancer treatments must prove to be safe and effective in scientific studies with a certain number of patients before they can be made widely available. Then they must withstand critical review by other scientists (known as peer review) in order to be published results in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.

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Lisa Hoffman is the author of Better Than Ever: The Four-Week Workout Program for Women Over 40. She owns and operates a personal-training company in Manhattan.

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