Feasibility and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer survivors with bone metastases
Exercise has been established to be safe and result in improved physical function and quality of life for cancer survivors. However, little information exists regarding the safety and efficacy of exercise in cancer survivors whose cancer has spread to bone. Patients with bone metastases not only experience side effects from cancer treatment but additional complications including bone pain, skeletal fractures, spinal cord compressions and fatigue secondary to chemotherapy. These complications negatively impact physical function and quality of life further and prevent patients with bone metastases following established exercise guidelines.
This study will determine the safety and efficacy of resistance exercise in cancer survivors with bone metastases. The results are expected to refine exercise guidelines for patients whose cancer has spread to bone.