Cancer Patients Can Benefit from Exercise


July 21, 2009

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is quoted in a St. Louis Post Dispatch article about the benefits of exercise for cancer patients both during and after treatment. Though exercise can't necessarily ward off breast or other cancers, Schmitz, notes that regular fitness will help patients withstand treatment better. "There are fewer side effects, recovery is better, they withstand the effects of hormone therapy, radiation and chemotherapy better. That is for certain. We have data on that," she says... Read More