ASCO Issues Guidelines on Exercise, Diet, and Weight Management During Cancer Treatment

Whether you’re new to fitness or a seasoned pro, circuit training is a beneficial form of exercise to strengthen the muscles and improve heart health.

The guidelines were published online on May 16, 2022, by the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Read “Exercise, Diet, and Weight Management During Cancer Treatment: ASCO Guideline.”

ASCO is a national organization of oncologists and other cancer care providers. ASCO develops guidelines for doctors to follow that are supported by highly credible research and experience.

Not exercising and having poor eating habits contribute to excess weight and may lead to higher levels of inflammation in the body — both of which are linked to a higher risk of more than a dozen types of cancer, including breast cancer.

Regular exercise is an important part of being as healthy as you can be. More and more research shows that exercise can reduce the risk of:

breast cancer developing in people who’ve never been diagnosed

breast cancer coming back (recurrence) in people who’ve been diagnosed

For people living with cancer, regular exercise also has been shown to: