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Exercise may prolong cancer survival, study finds

People with early- to late-stage cancers who exercised three or four times a week prior to and after their diagnosis had a 40% reduced mortality risk compared with those who didn't exercise, and even people who only exercised after diagnosis or only once or twice weekly also had a lower risk of death, researchers reported in the journal Cancer Causes & Control. The findings also showed the strongest association between exercise and reduced mortality risk among those with bladder, breast, colon, endometrial, esophageal, ovarian, prostate and skin cancer.

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