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Exercise can ease pain from breast cancer drugs

by Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Article Originally Published by: www.usatoday.com And women who exercised more had better results. Supervised exercise may help relieve treatment-related pain among breast cancer patients, a new study finds. The study focused on hormonal therapies called aromatase inhibitors, which certain post-menopausal breast cancer patients take for up to five years after surgery. Aromatase inhibitors, or AIs, can reduce the risk of relapse by up to half, said co-author Jennifer Ligibel of Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Many women who take AIs experience joint pain or stiffness. In fact, joint pain is the leading reason ...