Breast cancer is a growing global public health concern. Thanks to the recent treat-ments progress, the survival rate of BC patients has significantly improved (88% of 5-year survival rate) and the number of cancer survivors has al-so increased. Notwithstanding these brilliant re-sults, many BC patients have long-term side ef-fects as pain, oedema, limited mobility, cancer related fatigue, etc. as a consequence of surgi-cal, radiotherapy and medical treatments. For ex-ample, posture appears to be frequently altered after mastectomy, due to the impairment of the mobility of the arm caused by surgical scars. All these aspects negatively affect the health-related Quality of Life (QoL) of BC patients. Recent sev-eral randomized clinical trials have shown ben-efits of regular and appropriate physical activity (PA) during and after BC treatment, particularly in terms of benefits for health, reducing fatigue, im-proving strength levels, QoL and physical func-tion. In this context, two types of sports have demonstrated their affinity and efficacy as treat-ment support during and after treatments for BC patients: fencing and rowing. Here we report con-siderations shared with two sport champions: the fencing Olympic gold medal Daniele Garozzo and the rowing World Champion Giovanni Ficarra, with the aim to find the adapted PA for BC patients.

Adapted physical activity for breast cancer patients: shared considerations with two Olympic and world Italian sports champions

Berretta, M
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Ficarra, G;Bitto, A
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2022-01-01

Abstract

Breast cancer is a growing global public health concern. Thanks to the recent treat-ments progress, the survival rate of BC patients has significantly improved (88% of 5-year survival rate) and the number of cancer survivors has al-so increased. Notwithstanding these brilliant re-sults, many BC patients have long-term side ef-fects as pain, oedema, limited mobility, cancer related fatigue, etc. as a consequence of surgi-cal, radiotherapy and medical treatments. For ex-ample, posture appears to be frequently altered after mastectomy, due to the impairment of the mobility of the arm caused by surgical scars. All these aspects negatively affect the health-related Quality of Life (QoL) of BC patients. Recent sev-eral randomized clinical trials have shown ben-efits of regular and appropriate physical activity (PA) during and after BC treatment, particularly in terms of benefits for health, reducing fatigue, im-proving strength levels, QoL and physical func-tion. In this context, two types of sports have demonstrated their affinity and efficacy as treat-ment support during and after treatments for BC patients: fencing and rowing. Here we report con-siderations shared with two sport champions: the fencing Olympic gold medal Daniele Garozzo and the rowing World Champion Giovanni Ficarra, with the aim to find the adapted PA for BC patients.
2022
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