Part 1: How should breast cancer patients exercise? How to choose suitable sports? 

Physical activity plays an important role in the prevention and rehabilitation of breast cancer. Some research showed that physical exercise can reduce the rate of recurrence and mortality, improve patients' physique and self-reported health status, reduce lymphedema and complications.

However, many patients do not know which exercise mode, frequency and intensity are suitable for them. Today, let's take a look at how breast cancer patients should exercise!

How should breast cancer patients exercise?

China's lifestyle guidelines for breast cancer patients recommend:

  • Adult breast cancer patients aged 18-64

Adhere to at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise (roughly 5 times a week, 30 minutes each) or 75 minutes of high intensity aerobic exercise, strength training (large muscle resistance exercise) at least twice a week. Exercise in groups of 10 minutes, it is best to ensure that exercise every day .

  • Elderly patients with breast cancer aged over 65
Exercise should be carried out according to the above recommendation as far as possible. If there are other chronic diseases that restrict movement, exercise time and intensity should be adjusted according to doctor's guidance, and long-term inactivity should be avoided.


Medium intensity sports include fast walking, slow cycling, slow swimming, boating, volleyball, badminton, etc.


High intensity sports include fast cycling, farming, mountaineering, rope skipping, martial arts, walking, jogging, basketball, football, fast swimming, etc.


* Each person's physical condition is different, it is suggested to step by step according to one's ability, or consult a doctor for guidance.

From:Tumor channel of the medical field