Exercise is medicine: How a Perth scientist is using the gym to revolutionise cancer treatment

There’s barely a person on the planet whose life has not been touched by cancer, including one of the world’s leading lights in the battle against this most dreaded of diseases.

Rob Newton’s father Usher was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1993. After surgery and radiation, Usher was left a shell of his former World War II pilot self, barely able to move because of muscle weakness and fatigue.

When Usher complained to his doctor about this fatigue he was told that he’d just had cancer and needed to rest. So he spent every day sitting in the sun in front of his house not moving.

But Usher just got weaker and weaker and grew more fatigued.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald