Exercise Helps Those with Advanced Cancer

Cancer seems to hit home with just about everyone in the United States these days. We all seem to know someone in our family or a friend who has felt its cold hands on your shoulders. For me, I’ve personally watched more than my share of family members die from cancer. The thought of it is actually quite depressing. All of the money, technology and science behind cancer research, yet we still don’t have a cure. Sure, modern medicine and technology are improving every day, but statistics show that in 2016 an average of 1,632 people died every day from cancer. If you do the math, that’s around 595,690 for the year. Over half a million Americans lost their lives due to cancer last year. If that figure doesn’t send chills down your spine, I’m not sure what will. Last year alone an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States. To help those suffering from advanced cancer, researchers are now prescribing exercise to give cancer patients a better quality of life and an improved sense of wellbeing.

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