Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Immunoglobulins and Anemia after Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients


Women who go through short- and long-term breast cancer treatment may experience adverse psychosocial and physiological outcomes related to treatment that negatively affect prognosis, function and consequently quality of life. Exercise and physical activity are considered effective in improving prognosis and may relieve effects associated with cancer therapy. This study was conducted to identify the effect of specific aerobic exercise training on immunoglobulin and anemia after chemotherapy among breast cancer patients. Thirty breast cancer patients volunteered in this study. Participants were randomly and equally assigned to either Group A or B. Group A, undergoing chemotherapy and assigned to do aerobic exercise training, 3 times per week for 5 months; group B received solely chemotherapy and served as control group. The clinical findings of the patients were analyzed before and after the treatment via serum blood analysis. All patients completed the study. Serum immunoglobulin IgA and hemoglobin (Hb) analysis difference before and after the treatment was statistically significant (p = .0001). It was concluded that aerobic exercise has significant effect on immunoglobulin IgA hemoglobin (Hb) and plasma hematocrit levels.


Rami Labib Abbas


Haidy N. Ashem, Hamada Ahmed Hamada

Journal/Conference Information

Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies,DOI:, ISSN: ISSN: 1360-8592, Volume: in press, Issue: in press, Pages Range: 1-10,