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Physical activity and fitness in women with metastatic breast cancer.

Jasmine Yee, Glen M Davis, Jane McNeil Beith, Nicholas Wilcken, Rina Hui, Michelle L Harrison, David Currow, Jon Emery, Jane Phillips, Andrew Martin, Eva Segelov, Sharon Lynn Kilbreath

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | Published : 2013

Abstract

136 Background: Women with metastatic breast cancer may survive for many years after disease onset, and there is little published evidence on their habitual levels of physical activity. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in physical activity levels and physical fitness between women with and without metastatic breast cancer. Methods: Seventy-one women with metastatic breast cancer (METS) aged 57.7 ± 9.5 y and 2.9 ± 3.1 y after disease onset, and 71 healthy controls (CONTROLS) aged 55.0 ± 9.4 y participated. Of those with metastatic disease, 27% had metastases in bone only, 35% in viscera only and 38% in both bone and viscera. Strength was measured using hand and leg dynamo..

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