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Thread: Chemotherapy affecting weight-lifting?

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    Chemotherapy affecting weight-lifting?

    I know that chemo kills fast growing cells, does that translate to any negative when it comes to getting muscle? I'm on my 4th round, it doesn't really affect the way I train (i don't feel tired or anything), but I do plan on bulking starting september.
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    High levels of IGF and insulin affect tumor growth just as efficiently as they increase muscle mass. Actually, a few studies show somewhere in the range of 3x the normal amount of IGF-receptors on malignant tumors, so they're probably even more effective in that regard. I'd probably lay off the bulking diet until you've got everything else straight, but keep lifting!

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