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Walking speed related to blood cancer outcomes

A recent study conducted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston has potentially identified a simple way to get critical information about older blood cancer patients’ health. They found that gait speed – measured by how slow or fast a person is able to walk four meters, or about 13 feet – is a strong predictor of unplanned hospital visits as well as overall survival, regardless of age, cancer stage or treatment type.

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