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Letters Exercise, drugs, and mortality

Physical activity helps patients with cancer too

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 12 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6715
  1. Jo Foster, physical activity programme lead1
  1. 1Macmillan Cancer Support, London SE1 7UQ, UK
  1. jfoster{at}

Macmillan Cancer Support welcomes new evidence to suggest that physical activity can be as effective as many drugs for patients with existing long term conditions, such as coronary heart disease and stroke.1 Physical activity is also a vital component in the recovery process for people with cancer.

Being active during and after treatment can help people living with cancer …

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