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Returning to Sport: Female Athletes Living With and Beyond Cancer

Version 1 : Received: 29 May 2021 / Approved: 31 May 2021 / Online: 31 May 2021 (14:02:13 CEST)

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Schwartz, A.L.; Terry, C.M. Returning to Sport: Female Athletes Living with and beyond Cancer. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 8151. Schwartz, A.L.; Terry, C.M. Returning to Sport: Female Athletes Living with and beyond Cancer. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 8151.

Journal reference: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 8151
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18158151

Abstract

Athletes living with and beyond cancer can continue to train and, in some cases, compete during treatment. Following cancer treatment, athletes can return to competitive sport but need to learn to adapt their physical strength and training to lingering effects of cancer. It is critical for oncology healthcare providers to use the principles of assess, refer and advise to exercise oncology programs that are appropriate for the individual. Managing side effects of treatment is key to being able to train during and immediately following cancer treatment. Keen attention to fatigue is important at any point in the cancer spectrum to avoid overtraining and optimize the effects of training.

Keywords

cancer, cancer survivor, exercise, athletes, competition, long-term effects, late effects, living with and beyond cancer

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