Rehabilitation in Cancer – Role of Exercise and Nutrition

N. H. Hart, N. M. Iyengar

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Cancer incidence continues to increase worldwide due to a growing and ageing population. As a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, there were an estimated ~19 million new cancer diagnoses and ~10 million cancer deaths worldwide in 2020. With the continual development of new cancer treatments and the provision of current mainstay therapies, cancer patients and survivors are living longer, culminating in an estimated~18 million people living with and beyond cancer in the United States alone; a magnitude relative to population size likely observed in other nations worldwide. Accordingly, this unique and growing patient population is the focus of quality survivorship care, with a diverse range of cancer-related consequences and long-term treatment toxicities negatively impacting physical and psychosocial health. Accessible, affordable and effective strategies to reduce, prevent or reverse these deleterious outcomes are clinically important and urgently needed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESMO Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Care
EditorsSnežana M. Bošnjak, Ivana Bozovic-Spasojevic, Giannis Mountzios, Jayne Wood
Place of PublicationLugano, Switzerland
PublisherESMO Press
ISBN (Print)9788894446548
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Cancer treatment
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • rehabilitation


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