We know that cancer can be a worrying time. That’s why we provide care that focuses on you, not just your condition
25 Sep 2023
Niraj Mehta, MD
Board Certified Radiation Oncologist & Choreographer
I have always been a believer in the power of movement and its many benefits for the mind, body and spirit. It’s widely known that staying active and exercising often may help reduce the risk of cancer. And now we know that after cancer, exercise can actually decrease recurrence in breast, colorectal, and perhaps even in prostate cancer patients.
An article published in JAMA states that breast cancer survivors who exercised for more than 3 hours per week versus less than one hour per week had a 26 to 40 percent lower risk of breast cancer recurrence or dying from breast cancer.
If you don’t already lead an active lifestyle, it’s not too late to start. Movement can be as simple as stepping outside and taking a walk, going for a bike ride, or dancing in front of your bedroom mirror. The goal is to find activities you enjoy doing so that you are happy to make them a regular part of your lifestyle.