New research from an American group based at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York shows that if cancer patients exercise regularly both before and after their diagnosis, they are significantly more likely to survive cancer than those who are sedentary. This adds to the growing evidence that physical activity is important for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

“This is good news for all cancer patients,” said the researchers. “This research, from a study including thousands of patients diagnosed with a variety of malignancies, shows that being active can not only increase quality of life, but also improve survival.”

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