Sufficient Exercise Can Improve Survival Rates For Breast Cancer Patients

Sufficient Exercise Can Improve Survival Rates For Breast Cancer Patients
(Undated) -- Breast cancer patients who get enough exercise can improve their chances of becoming long-term survivors. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say their findings show more needs to be done to push breast cancer patients to be more physically active. They say the African-American women in their study were about 40-percent less likely to get the recommended amount of weekly exercise as white women once they were diagnosed with breast cancer. Exercising on a regular basis after breast cancer surgery can help women regain flexibility in their arms. The study was published in the journal "Cancer."