With a background in oncology nursing, I believe in the necessity and efficacy of pharmaceutical intervention for treatment of disease and to help with side effects associated with treatment. You have nausea, let’s get you some anti-nausea medication. 


However, when it comes to cancer-related fatigue, pharmaceutical options are not the best bet. This study reviewed 113 different randomized clinical trials and determined that exercise and psychological interventions > pharmaceutical options in treating this beast of a side effect!


Ref: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2606439 


If exercise could be given as a pill, it would be prescribed out the wazoo because of all the positive benefits it has! But the thing with exercise is that you have to work at it. We are so accustomed to quick fixes but let us remember a saying that we have heard throughout our lifetime – “Nothing worth doing comes easy.” 


Not only are you combating this distressing side effect by participating in an exercise program but you’re also incorporating healthy lifestyle changes into your day to day. That in itself has benefits beyond treatment. 

So raise your head high, keep moving and trust in the process. I promise you that if you #movemoresitless it will be worth it! 

If you need help with cancer exercise programming,  please reach out to me! 

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