Lee Jones, PhD, Associate Professor and Scientific Director of Duke Center for Cancer Survivorship will present “Exercise is Medicine for Cancer Survivors” on Tuesday, June 5, at Presbyterian Buddy Kemp Support Center.
A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Registration is required by calling 704-384-5372.
Jones is an internationally recognized researcher who has examined how exercise can help prevent and combat cancer. Exercise can help prevent muscle degeneration that can be caused by cancer medications. In addition, cancer survivors often also have a higher risk for heart disease. Exercise can help strengthen the heart to reduce the damage associated with cancer treatment.
Jones was senior author of a study released in the Journal of Clinical Oncology last year that reported that brain cancer patients who are able to exercise live significantly longer than sedentary patients. The finding substantiated other recent research showing that exercise improves how cancer patients feel during and after treatments and may also extend their lives.