MSK fitness expert Donna Wilson, RN, describes the power of regular exercise to speed recovery from cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy and speaks about how these activities may reduce the risk of a recurrence. Physical activity increases blood flow, which can alleviate treatment-related side effects such as fatigue, pain, and balance problems. Weight training can improve strength and bone health. Exercising regularly can also help to reduce anxiety and depression. MSK exercise therapists regularly create customized exercise programs for patients designed to combat treatment-related symptoms and improve overall fitness and well-being.