Exercise directly correlates with cancer recovery. The science behind this assertion began with the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University in Australia. Following research, the statement of position was clear:
Causes of cancer are multifactorial with lack of physical activity being considered one of the known risk factors, particularly for breast and colorectal cancers. Participating in exercise has been associated with benefits during and following treatment for cancer, including improvements in psychosocial and physical outcomes, as well as better compliance with treatment regimens, reduced impact of disease symptoms including treatment-related side effects, and survival benefits for particular cancers.
The general exercise prescription for people undertaking or having completed cancer treatment is of low to moderate intensity, regular frequency (3-5 times/week) for at least 20 minutes per session, involving aerobic, resistance or mixed exercise types.