Is unsupervised exercise following breast cancer safe for all women?

Spence, R., DiSipio, T., Schmitz, K., & Hayes, S.C. (2014) Is unsupervised exercise following breast cancer safe for all women? International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2(197).

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One in eight women living in developed countries will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85, with the mean age at first diagnosis approximately 60 years. Stage I represents just under 50% of diagnoses, while 45% of cases are diagnosed at later stages (stages II to IV; the remainder being unknown stage). Breast cancer continues to be the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women , and although survival for women with stage I disease is high (98% 5-year relative survival), survival is significantly lower for those diagnosed with more advanced disease stage (i.e., stages II to IV, 83%; an unknown stage, 50%) .

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ID Code: 72273
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: breast cancer, exercise, rehabilitation, cancer care
DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000197
ISSN: 2329-9096
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Copyright Statement: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2014 00:10
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2015 19:41

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