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Cancer treatments for germ cell cancer can cause or worsen cardiovascular disease. Structured exercise rehabilitation in cancer patients likely optimizes germ cell cancer survivorship.

Comment: Many cancers are treatable, and some curable. This results in many patients with cancer, or a history of cancer, dying from heart disease or stroke. This paper suggests that if you have cancer, you should continue to focus on cardiovascular fitness in order to extend healthy longevity.



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