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Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer's Advance
You know you feel better when you exercise, but sometimes it is still hard to find the motivation. Knowing the physical benefits is always a nice bonus. I love that researchers work tirelessly and share their findings. The attached link talks about how “Exercise has countless benefits, even in small doses. And new research suggests the payoffs might extend to colon cancer patients. Short sessions of intense exercise may slow the growth of colon cancer, Australian researchers report.” Source: https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-03-05/exercise-might-slow-colon-cancers-advance
Research – the benefits of exercise and nutrition during cancer treatment
Pubmed

One prospective study of patients with breast cancer found that women who exercised for two and a half hours per week after they had been diagnosed had a 67 percent lower risk of death compared with patients who did no exercise. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18711185 

A study of patients treated for stage III colorectal cancer found that among those who remained cancer-free six months after surgery and chemotherapy, physical activity reduced the risk of the colorectal cancer subsequently returning or causing death. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16822843 

Harvard Medical School:

 “If we could turn the benefits of exercise into a pill it would be demanded by patients, prescribed by every cancer specialist and subsidized by government. It would be seen as a major breakthrough in cancer treatment.” Dr. Prue Cormie

Exercise specifically as an additional therapy for patients undergoing cancer treatment has been well-studied and associated with many benefits. In one analysis of 61 clinical trials of women with all stages of breast cancer, those who underwent an exercise program during treatment had significantly improved quality of life, fitness, energy, and strength, as well as significantly less anxiety, depression, and lower body mass index and waist circumference compared with the regular care groups. In another major analysis of 28 trials involving over 1,000 participants with advanced cancers (including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, lung, breast, GI, and prostate), an exercise program during treatment was associated with significantly improved physical function, energy levels, weight/BMI, psychosocial function, sleep quality, and overall quality of life.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/secret-weapon-during-cancer-treatment-exercise/art-20457584

Mayo Clinic

Your secret weapon during cancer treatment? Exercise!

Don’t stop moving. Research confirms that exercising can help you not just survive but thrive during and after cancer.

The evidence keeps rolling in: Exercise can be one of your most important cancer treatments

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/secret-weapon-during-cancer-treatment-exercise/art-20457584

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