This bulletin brief outlines the possibility that exercise in conjunction with chemotherapy may work together to improve the overall survival rates of patients with breast cancer. As the brief states, it is probably too early to say there is a direct link, but the results appear promising.
Exercise for the prevention of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity, etc are well known. There is a growing body of evidence that shows exercise is important in the treatment of cancer patients. The rate at which this evidence is growing has led the American College of Sports Medicine to rethink their guidelines for patients undergoing cancer treatment, as those who exercise during cancer treatment are more likely to beat cancer.