Exercise oncology. From theory to the practice


  • Soraya Casla-Barrio Spanish Sport Science Association
  • Jordi Alfaro-Gamero


Exercise-Oncology is an emerging area with a lot of questions for physical activity professionals focused on health. This review collects the general side effects and exercise implication and benefits, such as body composition changes, cardiovascular limitations or functional impairments as lymphedema; exercise relevance in cancer biomarkers related to cancer prognosis; as well as the exercise cautions related to some specific side effects. In addition, exercise recommendations to specialists are explained, including practice suggestions about how to personalize exercise prescription collecting a clinical history in order to control patient’s development; how to control exercise intensity with different devices; and, finally, types of exercise and how they should be developed in terms of intensity and volume.


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