Physical activity improves the survival of patients with lymphoma

Health 11 December, 2017


Published the 11.12.2017 to 16h19


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Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, that is to say, the network of lymph which plays a critical role in the fight against infections. This system includes the lymph nodes (lymph nodes), the spleen, the thymus and the bone marrow. The lymphoma can affect these areas as well as other organs of the entire body.

Doctors recommend physical activity to all cancer survivors because it improves the overall quality of life. A benefit that is particularly evident in the support of the lymphoma, as has recently shown in a study presented today at the 59th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Atlanta.

Continue and even increase his physical activity

In this study, the researchers found that the patients who were in sports prior to diagnosis had an overall survival and specific to the lymphoma significantly better than those who were less active. They also observed that patients who increased their level of physical activity after the diagnosis of lymphoma had an overall survival and specific-cell lymphoma much better as compared to others.

“Our results show that physical activity can have a positive impact on survival in lymphoma patients,” explains Dr. Pophali, senior author of the study. Physicians should stress the importance of regular physical activity with their patients and the survivors of lymphoma. “