Exercise has long been linked to better outcomes for women with breast cancer, and a recent study might explain why.
During treatment, relaxation exercises helped most at reducing fatigue.
A UCSF study of Stage 3 colon cancer patients found that survivors who followed the standard American Cancer Society guidelines for healthy living were 42% less likely to die over the 7 year period the cohort was followed.
Oncologists and their patients see the benefits of exercise during and after treatment, but physicians are reluctant to include physical activity recommendations in their patient discussions.
Breast cancer survivors who enrolled in an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course showed significant improvements in depression, distress, symptom burden, and overall mental health.
An analysis published in the journal Cancer has found that in US municipalities with a range of pollution and environmental degradation issues the total number of cancer cases was significantly above the national average.