Exercise increases survival odds in patients of Breast Cancer
As published in Indian Express on January 25, 2013 - People with Breast Cancer who spend more time walking and fewer hours on the couch are less likely to die over the seven to eight yers after being diagnosed, a new study suggests. The findings dont prove exercise itself boosts a person's survival chances, researchers said. But the pattern held even after the study team took into account how advanced patients cancers were, their age and other aspects of their diet, lifestyle and health. Campbell's analysis included about 2,300 people who developed Breast Cancer out of an initial pool of 184,000 volunteers in a cancer prevention and nutrition study launched in 1992.
Over eight years after their diagnosis, 846 people with Brest Cancer died - including 379 from cancer. Researchers found that study participants who exercised the most - equal to two and half hours of walking per week - both before and after being diagnosed were 28 to 42 percent less likely to die during the follow-up period than those who barely exercised. So in nutshell, it can be said with a fair degree of confirmation, that in all types of Breast Cancer, regular and consistent exercising holds the key to your chances of a longer and a healthier survival.
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