Is it important for cancer survivors to exercise? Dr. Melinda Irwin summarized observational studies which all showed a decreased risk of cancer recurrence with physical activity. The good news is that all levels of exercise showed benefit. Those who met the U.S. physical activity guidelines showed greatest benefits. So – grab your sneakers and take a walk!
Just heard Dr. Bernadine Pinto of Brown University talk about cancer survivorship, and something she said about the fatigue felt by many survivors struck me.
Although survivors who suffer fatigue often feel inclined to rest until feelings of tiredness go away, being active can often be more effective.
On Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6, AICR staff members will be liveblogging from the floor of our 20th Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer.
Keep checking www.aicrblog.org for updates on a host of cancer research topics, including:
- New results from clinical trials on cancer prevention and cancer survivorship
- Cancer-fighting compounds in turmeric, ginger and other herbs, spices and fruits
- The latest on bioenergetics (the study of how our cells use energy) and cancer
- Translating cancer prevention policy into action
- The role of physical activity in cancer prevention and cancer survival
We’ll also post conference pictures, interviews with researchers and offer highlights from the AICR press conference on obesity.