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gastrointestinal cancer: physical exercise helps during chemo

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gastrointestinal cancer: physical exercise helps during chemo

frankfurt. walking or jogging helps patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer to cope better with the side effects of chemotherapy. this has now been shown by a study conducted by katrin stücher in the framework of her doctorate at the department of sports medicine of goethe university frankfurt.exercise as a therapy to complement chemotherapy has a positive effect on muscles, balance and tumor-related fatigue syndrome. patients tolerate the therapy better and experience less disease recurrence (relapses) later on. this has already been substantiated by many studies in the past. however, these examined patients in the early stages of their illness and did not differentiate between vari...