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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 531--532

Effects of exercise training during concomitant chemoradiation therapy in head-and-neck cancer patients: A systematic review

Macrina Dsouza1, Stephen Rajan Samuel1, P U Prakash Saxena2 
1 Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Stephen Rajan Samuel
Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka
India

Existing literature suggests that cancer survivors present with high rates of morbidity due to various treatment and disease-induced factors. Research has shown exercise to be beneficial in improving treatment outcomes and quality of life (QOL). This review was done to collect the current state of exercise-based interventions for cancer survivors in India. From the summarized data, exercise interventions were categorized into resistance training, aerobic training, and home-based walking program in head-and-neck cancers. A broad range of outcomes showed improvement in muscle strength, functional capacity, and QOL and hence supported the benefits of exercise-based interventions in this population. All the data retrieved, therefore, conclude that exercise-based interventions are safe, feasible, and beneficial in patients with head and neck cancer receiving chemoradiation therapy.


How to cite this article:
Dsouza M, Samuel SR, Saxena P U. Effects of exercise training during concomitant chemoradiation therapy in head-and-neck cancer patients: A systematic review.Indian J Palliat Care 2020;26:531-532


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Dsouza M, Samuel SR, Saxena P U. Effects of exercise training during concomitant chemoradiation therapy in head-and-neck cancer patients: A systematic review. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 27 ];26:531-532
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