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While treatment pathways vary from person to person, cancer therapy (and cancer itself) can take a hefty toll on your physical and mental health.Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment and can occur at any stage of the disease. Other side effects include reduced fitness, muscle weakness, difficulty undertaking daily activities, as well as depression and anxiety.Although some of these problems may begin before a cancer diagnosis, they are likely to be exacerbated during treatment.The good news is that exercise can help to alleviate some of the side effects of cancer and its treatment, and improve outcomes for people with cancer.Staying active helps to maintain or enhance your physical fitness, reduce fatigue, relieve mental distress and improve your overall quality of life.Research shows exercise can help people with cancer tolerate aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy.

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