Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors

The relationship between cancer and physical activity has been extensively studied. Research indicates many benefits from physical activity, including reduced fatigue, weight loss or control, improved fitness, and general enhancement in your quality of life. Physically active people have, on average, a lower risk of colon, breast, endometrial, and lung cancers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults ages 18-64 receive 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. While this recommendation is for the general population, the American Cancer Society released physical activity and nutrition guidelines specifically for cancer survivors in 2017. This resource provides extensive information on physical activity throughout your survivorship journey.

As a cancer survivor, it may be difficult to find the energy to be physically active. However, making the effort to increase or maintain your physical activity throughout your survivorship experience can reduce your risk for cancer recurrence or your risk for developing a second cancer. Low impact exercise such as yoga or tai chi offers a good opportunity for cancer survivors to ease back into consistent physical activity, all while improving their breathing, mental health, and overall wellbeing. The American Cancer Society offers recommendations for incorporating physical activity into your survivorship experience.

Videos

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: Why physical activity is so important

Piedmont Hospital Cancer Wellness

Resources

For Survivors

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020 at a Glance

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer highlights the most important clinical research advances of the past year and identifies priority areas where ASCO believes research efforts should be focused moving forward.

 Media & Events 2/12/2020

GC3 Survivorship Advocacy Council looking for members

Every year cancer impacts the lives of thousands of Georgians. In fact, cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in our state. Whether coping with a diagnosis, undergoing treatment, providing oncology care, supporting a loved one or searching for a cure, there is support available for organizations and individuals through the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium (GC3)...

1/15/2020

Georgia CORE

 

Hearts and Minds Dedicated to Improving Cancer Care

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.