February 2020

Exercise and MBC

Research studies are finding that exercise plays an important role in cancer care–including after a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer.

We’ve rounded up on some articles, personal stories, research studies, and videos that highlight the importance of keeping–or introducing–exercise in your life.  Activities can actually help reduce fatigue. It can even help with the pain. And it can help improve your quality of life.

Learn why it’s safe and beneficial in the articles below.


Research studies

Personal stories





2 thoughts on “FROM THE EXPERTS Exercise and MBC

  1. I had breast cancer in 2011/2012 – I started to exercise in June – but experienced chest pain – so went thru extensive tests and they were negative. My scar tissue cracked in my left breast. After 6 months I am starting to exercise again. I see no information on my remaining breast and any problems anyone is experiencing in trying to exercise after this surgery. It is hard to believe I am the lone person with issues trying to start to exercise? again. I want to learn from others who have gotten by this issue after surgery – but I find no one who has encountered this issue I seem to have – do you have any information on exercise and breast surgery aftermath ?

    1. Thanks so much for your comment and for sharing your situation. You bring up a great point. Here is a link that might be helpful: American Cancer Society: Exercises After Breast Cancer Surgery:
      Here is a link to an organization called Thrivors that has a focus on exercise and cancer:
      You can also consider joining a Facebook group for survivors and posting about this.
      We’ll go ahead and add this information to this post, as others will be interested as well. Thanks again for sharing your story.

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