Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumour is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasise) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too.
Can Pilates prevent Brest Cancer?
The need for exercise among survivors of breast cancer is more important now than it has ever been. Recent studies state that Pilates and other exercise activities are an effective intervention for improving quality of life, cardio respiratory fitness, physical functioning, and reducing the symptoms of fatigue in breast cancer patients and survivors. Scientific evidence indicates that physical activity may reduce the risk of several types of cancer including breast and colon cancer as well as providing other important health benefits.
Can Yoga prevent Breast Cancer?
One way of preventing breast cancer is a consistent yoga practice which can balance your nervous system, improve your circadian rhythms (our sleep/wake cycle), and reduce inflammation in the body, which plays a critical role in the disease.
Can Rehabilitation prevent Breast Cancer?
Exercise can also decrease treatment-related fatigue, especially during breast cancer radiation. Our oncology rehabilitation team will help you overcome physical deficits, build strength, reduce pain and decrease fatigue.