Exercise and Breast Cancer


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Mutrie, N., Campbell, A.M., Whyte, F., McConnachie, Emslie, C., Lee, L., Kearney, N., Walker, A. and Ritchie, D. (2007) Benefits of supervised group exercise programme for women being treated for early stage breast cancer: pragmatic randomised controlled trial I. 334(7592): 517.[full text]

NLN (2011) Position statement of the National Lymphedema Network: Exercise [full text]

Schmitz, K. H. (2011). Exercise for secondary prevention of breast cancer: moving from evidence to changing clinical practice. Cancer prevention research4(4), 476–80. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-11-0097 [full text]

Vallance, J. & Courneya, K. (2005) Exercise for health: An exercise Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors. University of Alberta [full text]

Vallance, J. K. H., Courneya, K. S., Plotnikoff, R. C., Yasui, Y., & Mackey, J. R. (2007). Randomized controlled trial of the effects of print materials and step pedometers on physical activity and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Journal of clinical oncology25(17), 2352–9. doi:10.1200/JCO.2006.07.9988 [full text]