How active can I safely be while undergoing cancer treatment?

Maintain a comfortable balance between activity and rest during cancer treatment:
  • Keep a list of your activities and how much rest you get.
  • Keep track of situations that seem to make you feel more tired such as traveling across time zones, sitting down for too long, being in a room that is too warm or having to concentrate for a long period of time. Planning ahead may help you avoid these activities.
  • Find ways to break up your activities into shorter time periods, or allow yourself time to rest between activities.

There's no prescription for optimum activity levels during cancer treatment. To learn about the factors that will help you determine how active you can be while being treated for cancer, watch this video featuring palliative medicine specialist Dr. Stewart Fleishman.

Continue Learning about Cancer Treatment

Aspirin and the Reduction of Cancer-Related Deaths
Aspirin and the Reduction of Cancer-Related Deaths
These days aspirin is made in a lab, but extracts from the bark of the willow tree were used to treat pain in Egypt as long ago as 3000 B.C. In 400 B....
Read More
How costly is stem cell transplantation?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Persons willing to donate bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells must have a sample of blood dra...
More Answers
What is targeted therapy for cancer?
Targeted therapy for cancer is a type of chemotherapy that is directed at specific molecules in canc...
More Answers
How Is Genetic Research Paying Off for Today's Patients?
How Is Genetic Research Paying Off for Today's Patients?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.