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CBC: Exercise is key during recovery stage for breast cancer survivors, says doctor

McMaster University, breast cancer, cancer research, health, Blair BigamA recent study shows exercise can play a significant role in the recovery stage for breast cancer survivors.

Though the road to recovery is long, there is hope for the many survivors, Dr. Blair Bigam, a doctor in emergency medicine at McMaster University, explained to CBC’s Island Morning.

“Breast cancer treatment really takes a toll on the human body. Whether that’s from surgery, radiation, hormone therapy or chemotherapy, it can really knock you out a bit,” Bigham said.

“We know that afterwards, if you survive you have many years of cognitive dysfunction.”

The dysfunction comes in the form of memory loss, difficulty paying attention to things, sleep deprivation and generally feeling like your brain processing time is a bit slower, Bigham explained.

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