Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say

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Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

 

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Thu May 03, 2012 09:32 PM

I agree. Start immediately, don't wait until you feel better to start eliminating unhealthy foods from your diet. Even while under treatment and feeling weary I still dragged myself out the door for a walk around the block. Today I can walk several blocks without effort. It works!

Fri May 04, 2012 04:18 PM

I have had cancer (Stage 4) for three and a half years.  I have been a walker all of my adult life (now in my 60s) and I believe my active lifestyle contributes to my high quality of life.  That rush of endorphions makes me feel physically energized and mentally srene.

Fri May 04, 2012 07:13 PM

It's good to see mainstream medical coming onboard with this in a more serious way. BTW, a patient doesn't need to wait until after treatment to take control of treatment decisions. Some of us don't go through chemotherapy or radiation, even when they're recommended... and survive well beyond the 5-year mark, disease free. How you approach your diagnosis and care can make a big difference in how well you do for the rest of your life.

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