Research studies are finding that exercise plays an important role in the care of metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer care–including after diagnosis.
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.
- Breastcancer.org: Making Exercise Part of Your Metastatic Treatment Plan
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Exercise and MBC: Tips From a Survivor
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Listen to Your Body: Staying Physically Active After a Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis
- Macmillan Cancer Support: Physical Activity for People with Metastatic Bone Disease
- Oncology Nurse Advisor: Exercise Improves Quality of Life for Patients with Bone Metastases
- Cancer: Randomized Trial of a Physical Activity Intervention in Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
- The ASCO Post: Exercise Counteracts Fatigue, Pain in Women with Advanced Cancer
- Journal of Pain and Symptom Management: Physical Activity for Symptom Management in Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Randomized Feasibility Trial on Physical Activity and Breast Metastases
- FORCE-Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered: Personal Story: Running Marathons with MBC? Yes!
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Video): Metastatic Breast Cancer: Finding Strength Through Fitness