Working Through Cancer: Exercise as Part of Recovery
From NASM’s American Fitness Magazine – written by Laura Quaglio – July 23, 2019
Cancer is serious business. It is second only to heart disease as Americans’ leading cause of death, and more than 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year. Of those new cases, many will be invasive breast cancer (an estimated 268,600 in women and 2,670 in men), with nearly another 63,000 “in situ” (early stage) breast cancers in women (ACS 2019). As we near the year 2030, when all of the baby boomers will be 65 or older, the number of people facing cancer is likely to increase, too, since both chronological age and biological age are strong predictors of this disease (USCB 2018; Kresovich et al. 2019).
In 2019, there will be an estimated 1,762,450 new cancer cases diagnosed in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. There were 17 million new cases of cancer worldwide in 2018. The four most common cancers occurring worldwide are lung, female breast, bowel and prostate cancer. These four account for more than four in ten of all cancers diagnosed worldwide. Worldwide there will be 27.5 million new cases of cancer each year by 2040, according to cancer Research UK.
More Cancer Exercise Specialists are needed around the world! If you are a health and fitness professional who would like to be able to work with cancer patients during and after treatment, we have the education and training to help you to work safely and effectively with patients at all different stage of treatment and survivorship.