Study shows a decline in physical activity after myeloma diagnosis
An Australian study published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer has revealed that levels of physical activity decline after patients are diagnosed with myeloma. The research surveyed 229 myeloma patients and found that participation in physical activity declined significantly from pre-diagnosis levels. Fatigue, injuries and pain were identified as the strongest perceived barriers to taking part. However, 41% of patients were willing to try an exercise programme if one was offered to them.