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Table 2 Cancer treatment and physical activity of 13 cancer survivors

From: The role of physical activity in cancer survivors’ quality of life

ParticipantaCancer DiagnosisTreatment(s)Duration of Cancer TreatmentSide Effects from TreatmentPA Levelb Prior to DiagnosisPA Level After TreatmentTypes of PA
MarieInvasive ductal carcinoma (breast cancer)
ER positive, HER2/NEU negative
Mastectomy
Prophylactic hysterectomy
8 cycles chemotherapy
25 radiation treatments
Diagnosis: July, 2005
Completion:
March, 2007
Nausea
Joint pain
Fatigue
Low immune system
Inability to sleep
Hair loss
High FSH
Very highVery highWalking
Yoga
Weight training
Golf
Aerobic classes
Pickle ball
DavidChronic lymphocytic
leukemia
ChemotherapyDiagnosis 2006
Completion
2009
Low hemoglobin level
Vomiting immediately after chemo
Very highVery highWalking
Running
Tennis
Hockey
MarkColon cancerSurgery, resection of the lower bowel
8 cycles chemotherapy
25 radiation treatments
Diagnosis
May, 2017
Completion
August, 2018
Recovery from surgery
Lack of energy
Hiccups
Chemo-induced-peripheral- neuropathy
High sensitivity to cold
HighHighWalking
Outdoor activity
CatherineBreast cancerSurgery
4 cycles
chemotherapy
25 radiation treatments
Diagnosis
November, 2016
Completion
June, 2017
High blood pressure
Fatigue
Hair loss
Chemo burn
ModerateModerateWalking
Swimming
Aqua fit classes
KellySmall bowel cancerSurgery
12 cycles chemotherapy
Diagnosis
February, 2018
Completion
January, 2019
Hand and foot syndrome
Blocked tear ducts
Fatigue
HighModerateWalking
Aerobics classes
Gym
GrahamNon-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma5–6 months of chemotherapy
One month radiation
Diagnosis
May, 1995
Completion
March, 1996
Hair loss
Nausea
ModerateModerateGym
Swimming
Running
PatrickProstate cancerSurgeryDiagnosis
March, 2018
Completion
May, 2019
Recovery from surgery
Weaken of pelvic floor from surgery
HighHighHockey
Gym
Walking
GraceInvasive ductal carcinoma (i.e., breast cancer)
Estrogen Positive
HER2 Positive
4 cycles chemotherapy
16 radiation treatments
Diagnosis
December, 2015
Completion
March, 2017
Hair lossModerateModerateWalking
Swimming
ClaireBreast cancerSurgery
Radiation
Chemotherapy
Treatment received 10 years ago.Radiation burns
Fatigue
Nausea
Illness
ModerateModerateWalking
Swimming
Aqua fit
classes
JaneBreast cancerMastectomy
4 cycles chemotherapy
Diagnosis
October, 2016
Completion
Fall, 2018
Change in heart beat proficiency
Allergic reaction to chemo-therapy
Headaches
Body Aches
Hair loss
ModerateModerateWalking
Skiing
Biking
Volleyball
Squash
Aqua Fit
Gym
AnnaBreast cancerDouble mastectomy
6 cycles chemotherapy
25 radiation treatments
Diagnosis
March, 2016
Completion
Early 2017
Radiation burns
Low white blood cell count
Memory difficulty
Skin sensitivity
LowModerateWalking
Aqua fit
classes
LisaPrimary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma6 cycles chemotherapy
25 radiation treatments
Diagnosis
June, 2018
Completion
January, 2019
Hair loss
Body pain
Bone pain
Fatigue
Cognitive confusion
Neuropathy
Exhaustion
ModerateLowWalking
Outdoor activities and play with kids
AndrewProstate cancerSurgeryDiagnosis
May, 2017
Completion
May, 2017
Recovery from surgery
Weight loss
Vomiting
ModerateLowWalking
Running
Swimming
Basketball
  1. aPseudonyms
  2. bPA Level = Physical activity self-reported, where very high = at least an hour each day; high = between 30 and 60 min each day, moderate = about 30 min each day; low = less than 30 min each day