During the public lecture, Dr. Milligan will discuss the benefits of physical activity and its interactions with cancer. Although it has not been fully studied, aerobic and resistance-based physical activity during and after chemotherapy and radiation has been shown to boost self-esteem, mood and reduce fatigue.
“The purpose of the lecture is to provide breast cancer patients with valuable information that can help them reduce fatigue and encourage active participation in their care,” Dr. Milligan said. “Many of my patients have expressed that by adopting a physically active lifestyle their outcomes and quality of life have improved. This lecture is a great opportunity to learn about the role exercise can play in the fight against cancer.”
For more information about the Impact of Exercise on Breast Cancer seminar or other Saint Mary’s services, contact Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer at 770-7410.