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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects that an aerobic form of exercise, such as a 5K distance run, had on the recovery of breast cancer patients after they had gone through chemotherapy. Hospitals were contacted and told to provide information regarding this study to their patients who were completing their last round of chemotherapy and being discharged. Out of all who were informed, 300 volunteered for participation. This group of 300 was split in half with 150 participants participating in the aerobic exercise and the other 150 continuing life without exercise intervention. Both groups filled out the CDC’s “Health Related Quality of Life” (CDC HRQOL) survey to track the improvement of their condition. The responses recorded within the surveys were used to track the recovery time and the decrease in side effects.

Publication Date

Spring 2022


Boiling Springs, NC


Medicine and Health Sciences | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences

The Effects of 5K Distance Running on the Recovery of Female Breast Cancer Patients Post-Chemotherapy Aged 18-65