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If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, your life has likely changed in several ways. Things you were once able to do with ease may be more challenging now.

This may prompt you to wonder whether it is safe to exercise while receiving treatment for mesothelioma. Read on to find out.

Exercising While Receiving Mesothelioma Treatment

Studies have shown that “There is substantial evidence that exercise can safely reduce the risk of cancer and improve survival in different human cancer populations.”

In fact, if you suffer from asbestos-related mesothelioma, you can use exercise as a tool to help boost your immune system so that your body can better fight off the disease. Other benefits of exercising while receiving treatment include:

  • A decline in uncomfortable symptoms such as:
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Neuropathy
    • Osteoporosis
    • Lymphedema
  • Reduced risk of developing other forms of cancer
  • Enhance balance and coordination
  • Amplify muscle strength and reduce muscle loss
  • Promote healthy sleeping patterns

Cancer Treatments Can Be Brutal On The Body

The various types of cancer treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, have the potential to damage your cardiovascular system. More specifically, your heart and muscles attached to the skeleton can be damaged and may prompt a significant decline in your ability to exercise and conduct your daily duties.

However, it may be possible to diminish the harmful impacts of treatment by participating in coordinated exercise training programs. Training tends to concentrate on the restorative benefits of exercise to avoid recurrence and assist in making drug treatments more beneficial.

We’re Here to Help Victims of Mesothelioma

If you’ve developed mesothelioma as a result of working with asbestos, we want to do whatever we can to help you receive justice. Don’t delay—reach out to our team right away to learn what we can do for you.

Contact our experienced team here at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. to learn more about how we can help with your case. Give us a call at (713) 787-3733 or fill out the online contact form to get in touch with a skilled attorney today.