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Exercise during treatment for advanced cervical cancer
  1. Aida Tórtola-Navarro1,
  2. Jerónimo Martínez-García2,
  3. Ana Cano-Martínez3 and
  4. Ana Serradilla4,5
  1. 1Health Sciences Faculty, Isabel I of Castile International University, Burgos, Spain
  2. 2Medical Oncology Service, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Hospital, El Palmar, Spain
  3. 3Department of Education of the Region of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
  4. 4Radiotherapy Oncology Service, Complejo Hospitalario Torrecardenas, Almeria, Spain
  5. 5Radiotherapy Oncology Service, Genesis Care, Granada, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Mrs Aida Tórtola-Navarro, Health Sciences Faculty, Isabel I of Castile International University, Burgos 09003, Spain; aida.tortola{at}ui1.es

Abstract

Cervical cancer (CCa) is the fourth most common type of tumour diagnosed in women. Its treatment-related side effects affect patients’ quality of life and physical condition. It is known that physical activity (PA) is beneficial to patients with cancer. However, there is a gap in research on this topic in patients with CCa during the treatment phase. In this report, a case is presented to assess the feasibility of a PA programme during chemoradiotherapy in a woman diagnosed with CCa. It is possible to develop PA programmes for patients with advanced CCa. However, no improvement was seen in the physical and functional variables analysed.

  • Cancer
  • Other cancer
  • Complementary therapy
  • Quality of life
  • Supportive care

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors contributed to the study conception and design. Material preparation and analysis were performed by AT-N. Data collection was performed by AT-N, JM-G and AC-M. The first draft of the manuscript was written by AT-N and AS, and all authors commented on the previous versions of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.