Exercises for Chemotherapy

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The diagnosis of cancer and the beginning of chemotherapy treatment trigger questions, fears, and feelings of helplessness. But there is one step patients can take immediately to take charge of their health: Exercise.

Studies show that, on average, chemotherapy patients who incorporate exercise into their lives have shorter hospital stays, experience a lesser decline in physical functioning, report significantly less fatigue and emotional ...

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Overview

The diagnosis of cancer and the beginning of chemotherapy treatment trigger questions, fears, and feelings of helplessness. But there is one step patients can take immediately to take charge of their health: Exercise.

Studies show that, on average, chemotherapy patients who incorporate exercise into their lives have shorter hospital stays, experience a lesser decline in physical functioning, report significantly less fatigue and emotional distress, and enjoy a higher quality of life during treatment.

Now these benefits are available to every chemotherapy patient.

Exercises for Chemotherapy Patients, written by oncologist Harry Raftopoulos, MD, and exercise physiologist Erin O'Driscoll, RN, MA, is the very first at-home exercise program designed especially for those on chemotherapy.

The therapeutic benefits of exercise are real. As patients develop strength through exercise, they gain emotional strength. Setting a goal of wellness–and taking action toward that goal–is the first step in becoming a cancer survivor.

Special features include:
• Complete walking and exercise programs that require no expensive equipment.
• Advice about coping with the side effects of chemotherapy
• A special section devoted to nutrition during chemotherapy treatment.

Exercising with undergoing chemotherapy treatments can help you take control of your body, and in the process give you strength, courage, and confidence.

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The diagnosis and treatment of cancer often leave the patient feeling totally out of control. Citing several studies, Raftopoulos (director, respiratory oncology, New York Presbyterian Hosp.) and O'Driscoll, a registered nurse and exercise physiologist, argue that an exercise program can provide a feeling of control that helps the patient's mental outlook while strengthening the body so that it is better able to respond to treatment. Breathing techniques, stretches, and simple strengthening exercises that can be done either sitting or standing are presented in photos, with accompanying descriptions. The book also includes chapters on dealing with such side effects as fatigue and loss of appetite and gives recipes for high-nutrition drinks that can be easily digested. A list of resources is appended. This title will be encouraging to cancer patients without overwhelming them. Recommended for both public and patient libraries.-Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781578260935
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

HARRY RAFTOPOULOS, MD, is assistant professor of medicine in the division of Medical Oncology; Director of Respiratory Oncology Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

ERIN O'DRISCOLL, RN, MA, is a registered nurse, exercise physiologist, and certified health and fitness instructor. She lives in East Islip, New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1 Cancer and Chemotherapy 1
Effects of Chemotherapy
Fighting Fatigue and Other Side Effects
2 The Benefits of Exercise 5
What Does the Research Tell Us?
Designing an Exercise Program
3 Walking for Fitness 13
Technique
Leg Action
Apparel
Monitoring Your Heart Rate
A Beginning Walking Program
4 Learning to Breathe 19
Basic Breathing Exercises
5 Starting an Exercise Program 25
Warming up
Posture and Alignment
Seated Chair Exercises
Standing Rhythmic Resistance Exercises
Strengthening Floor Exercises
Stretches
Breast Cancer and Exercise
6 The Exercise Programs 95
Level I
Level II
Level III
7 Managing Your Life with Cancer 103
Fatigue
Nutrition
Preparing Yourself for Cancer Treatment
Managing Eating Problems During Treatment
Coping with Side Effects
Special Diets for Special Needs
Preventing Food-Borne Illness
Extra Vitamins and Minerals
Special Notes for Caregivers
After Treatment Ends
Ways to Get Back into Eating
Glossary 145
Helpful Charts 150
Resources 152
References 155
Meet Our Models 156
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