What Increases Your Risk?
Other health considerations may factor into whether you start an exercise program.
Your pre-cancer activity level or fitness.
The more active and physically fit you were before your cancer diagnosis, the more you may be able to do after a cancer diagnosis. However, this is not always the case. Make sure you ask your oncologist if it’s safe for you to return to your pre-diagnosis exercise program.
Your current condition and energy levels.
Energy conservation is important — especially if you are feeling fatigued. Although it is important to challenge yourself, it is similarly important not to over-do it!
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.