Curr Oncol Rep (2017) 19:68 DOI 10.1007/s11912-017-0623-4 GERIATRIC ONCOLOGY (AR MACKENZIE, SECTION EDITOR) Motivating Older Adults with Cancer to Keep Moving: the Implications of Lifestyle Interventions on Physical Activity 1 1 1 2 Thuy T. Koll & Jessica N. Semin & Brett M. Grieb & William Dale Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 . . Abstract Keywords Physical activity Older adults Cancer Purpose of Review The purposes of this review are to describe survivors And lifestyle interventions the unique needs and preferences of older adults with cancer regarding physical activity and to outline the essential charac- teristics associated with increased physical activity resulting Introduction from lifestyle interventions in older adults. Recent Findings Functional decline is accelerated in inactive The number of cancer survivors in the USA will likely reach and sedentary older adults. Even a modest increase in physical 20 million by 2024 . Over two thirds of cancer survivors are activity can improve physical function for older cancer aged 60 and above, a number that is expected to grow dramat- survivors. ically . Physical function decline is accelerated by cancer Summary Participation in physical activity is influenced by and cancer treatment , an issue that is exacerbated in older
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