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Physical Activity Programme for Breast Cancer Survivors


Irish Cancer Society

Subject Keywords: Exercise programme to improve the health and well-being of Breast Cancer survivors
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Type: Project
Region: Republic of Ireland

“A growing number of studies indicate that both physical activity and strength training can improve the overall health and attitude of people recovering from breast cancer. These studies have shown that by being physically activity after a breast cancer diagnosis can help reduce the risk of a recurrence by up to 50%.”This programme aimed to increase the overall fitness and health of women who have survived breast cancer, increase their understanding of the role of exercise in prevention of recurrence of cancer, as well as overcome their fears in relation to resistance training. An additional aim of the programme was to empower the participants to be able to continue to develop and improve their fitness beyond the initial programme and continue exercising throughout their life.



Rights: © Irish Cancer Society
Suggested citation:

Irish Cancer Society. (2011) Physical Activity Programme for Breast Cancer Survivors [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 18th July 2019].


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