The role of physical exercise
In recent years, considerable progress has been made both on the knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the onset of these cancers, and on new therapeutic protocols. Exercise is one of the intervention methods that have been studied in depth and are proving to be effective on patients undergoing treatment.
Due to the importance of physical exercise in cancer care, Silvano Zanuso, head of Technogym's Scientific Research, spoke at the conference with a speech that illustrated the new technologies developed, useful to clinicians and patients during the treatments. In the case of genitourinary tumours, in fact, as for example in the case of prostate cancer, exercise, especially strength, is to be considered as a very promising form of intervention to combat the loss of muscle mass induced by the disease and the drugs used, and to increase strength, and therefore the recovery of general functionality of patients.