Cardiologists and ONCologists Exercise PromoTion Study (CONCEPTS)
Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer are the two leading causes of death in the U.S. Survivors of CVD and cancer can benefit from exercise following a diagnosis to manage symptoms, improve quality of life, and reduce the risk of mortality. Physicians can play a key role in promoting exercise to their patients, yet the rates of discussion of exercise and referral to exercise programs are lower than expected among oncologists and cardiologists, given the evidence of benefit for their patients. Purpose: This aim of this study was to 1) compare cardiologist's and oncologist's the ...
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