Cardio-Oncology: Cancer Treatment and Exercise

What Increases Your Risk?

Non-Cancer History

In addition to your cancer history and treatments, your non-cancer health history is also important to keep in mind before starting an exercise program.

Have you been diagnosed with or are you living with a chronic health condition other than cancer?

If you have a preexisting or uncontrolled heart condition or cardiovascular disease, you need to check with your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to exercise. 

Does heart disease run in your family?

If so, make sure you tell your oncologist at your next health visit.

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Published: September 2018
Authors: Scott C. Adams, PhD; Lee W. Jones, PhD; Jessica M. Scott, PhD
Medical Reviewers: Peggy Anthony; Jennifer Klemp; Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC

These modules were developed in collaboration with the Eastern Cooperative Group—American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ECOG-ACRIN) Cardiotoxicity Working Group and Patient Advocacy Group.

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