Exercise confers benefits for prostate cancer-specific anxiety

“We found in this study that the exercise group had lower prostate cancer-specific anxiety compared to the group that didn't exercise,” says Kerry Courneya, PhD.

In this interview, Kerry S. Courneya, PhD, discusses the background and notable findings of the recent Journal of Urology study, “A randomized trial of the effects of exercise on anxiety, fear of cancer progression and quality of life in prostate cancer patients on active surveillance.” Courneya is a professor and Canada Research Chair in physical activity and cancer and director of the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory and Fitness Center at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.