As aired on WTIC NewsTalk 1080, August 14, 2009.

Weight Lifting May Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors More Than Previously Thought

Dr. Carolyn D. Runowicz, director of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, comments on a study published in the August 13 New England Journal of Medicine that suggests breast cancer survivors can reap the benefits of slowly progressive weight lifting with less of a risk to exacerbating lymphedema (fluid buildup that causes swelling, commonly associated lymph node removal) than previously thought.