Exercise reduces death from breast cancer relapse by 40 per cent
For women who have recovered from breast cancer, exercise appears to be the most important lifestyle choice to reduce the risk of death from a relapse. Around a quarter of all women with breast cancer will eventually die when the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. But living more healthily can reduce the risk of this happening.
To find out what lifestyle changes might have the greatest benefit, Ellen Warner and Julie Hamer of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, analysed 67 studies that examined factors such as diet, exercise and weight, and their effect on the health of women who had been successfully treated for breast cancer.