“The goal is to alter the prognosis. Additional studies are needed to determine if increasing muscle mass in patients could improve outcomes,” according to Cynthia Lynch, MD – Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Center and Medical Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix.
Oncologists stress the importance of a healthy diet and exercise for cancer patients. But what you may not know is that low muscle mass may have an effect on a cancer patient’s prognosis. Read more about why building muscle is critical for all cancer patients.
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