Effects of exercise training during concomitant chemoradiation therapy in head-and-neck cancer patients: A systematic review
Indian Journal of Palliative Care
Existing literature suggests that cancer survivors present with high rates of morbidity due to various treatment and disease-induced factors. Research has shown exercise to be beneficial in improving treatment outcomes and quality of life (QOL). This review was done to collect the current state of exercise-based interventions for cancer survivors in India. From the summarized data, exercise interventions were categorized into resistance training, aerobic training, and home-based walking program in head-and-neck cancers. A broad range of outcomes showed improvement in muscle strength, functional capacity, and QOL and hence supported the benefits of exercise-based interventions in this population. All the data retrieved, therefore, conclude that exercise-based interventions are safe, feasible, and beneficial in patients with head and neck cancer receiving chemoradiation therapy.
Dsouza, Macrina; Samuel, Stephen; and Saxena, P., "Effects of exercise training during concomitant chemoradiation therapy in head-and-neck cancer patients: A systematic review" (2020). Open Access Archive. 317.