Exercise therapy for individuals undergoing treatment for cancer may help counter the adverse side-effects. Many of the drugs which are used to fight cancer are also cardiotoxic, meaning they damage the heart. Some medications also lead to a loss of muscle mass.
Exercise interventions can help counter these limitations to the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. Recent work from the Duke Cancer Institute can be found here.
Evidence based exercise prescriptions for cancer, based on the work of Lee Jones, Duke Univeristy:
3-5 days/ week at 60-75% HRR, 20-45 min per day