Trial to Investigate Link Between Weight, Fitness and Cancer Recurrence Jun. 5, 2016, The Guardian Women who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of breast cancer. But accumulating evidence suggests that becoming fitter and losing some pounds after a diagnosis could cut the chances of a recurrence and even lower the risk of death. A large trial launched last summer is seeking to establish whether diet and exercise regimes should be prescribed by doctors for women who have had breast cancer, in the same way that they prescribe drugs, to prevent the disease returning. Click here to read more.
Living Well After Cancer Mar. 28, 2016, Miami Herald “Cancer patients used to be told to go home and take care of themselves without too many specifics for life after treatment. Now, as soon as they’re feeling strong enough, they’re advised to mind their lifestyle: lace up their sneakers, eat healthy, watch their weight and avoid tobacco and excess alcohol.” Click here to read more.
Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Significant Chronic Disease Jun. 12, 2013, TIME “Physicians and healthcare providers should be advocating for healthier lifestyle practices for anyone they see in their practice, but it is particularly important for childhood cancer survivors because they have already had treatments when their organs were more vulnerable that put them at risk for types of diseases we see in aging populations like high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, etc.” Click here to read more.
Cancer Strikes 1 in 2 Men and 1 in 3 Women Feb. 9, 2007, Medscape Cancer will affect 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the United States, and the number of new cases of cancer is set to nearly double by the year 2050. Both predictions are based on statistics collected by the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Click here to read more.