Schmitz said that in addition to her research that showed slow progressive weight training would not cause lymphoedema, there are other important benefits of exercise for women who have had breast cancer surgery.
The study showed that participants who followed a physical exercise program experienced better chances of surviving breast cancer without risk of the disease reappearing after treatment. Based on the results of this study, physical exercise exerted a considerable effect on breast cancer survival.
When changes to the genes occur in the body, this can cause cells to grow and multiply at a rapid rate, causing them to become cancerous. The estimated lifetime risk of men being diagnosed with cancer is one in two, or 50 per cent, Cancer Research UK states.