Oncologists in spat with exercise experts over patient advice

Guideline may cause 'considerable angst' among patients unable to meet the level, academics say

Australian oncologists have gone head-to-head with a group of exercise science experts over a recommendation that all cancer patients should be prescribed exercise.

The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia’s (COSA) 2018 position statement, released in May 2018, advises doctors to encourage cancer patients to meet physical activity levels almost identical to goals set for healthy Australians.