In the past, cancer patients were typically told to rest as they went through their treatment and recovery. But not anymore. With a growing body of research finding that exercise can help cancer patients and long-term survivors, a new paper calls for oncology professionals to take action to help all people living with and beyond cancer be as active as is possible.
I was delighted to deliver the keynote presentation and lead an interactive session at an event that aimed to raise awareness about diet and lifestyle among breast cancer survivors. The event was focused on some of the unique challenges that breast cancer survivors face when it comes to changing eating habits following their cancer diagnosis.
When it comes to lowering breast cancer risk for older women, the research is clear that both physical activity and staying a healthy weight play an important role. Evidence also suggests — but is not as strong — that these factors may improve survival after diagnosis of breast cancer.