Living with Cancer: Lifestyle Changes After Diagnosis
Life expectancies post-diagnosis are increasing, and a growing population is living long-term with cancer.
Diet and Exercise
Several studies have found that regular exercise can reduce the risk of getting seven leading types of cancer. Aerobic activity and resistance training have further been found to improve treatment outcomes after diagnosis for breast, colon, and prostate cancer—with many more types showing promising initial results. Exercising even reduces costs and strains on the medical system—active patients are less likely to need emergency room visits and additional medications.
Explore these topics with Gustavus faculty and students
Watch part one of a three-part cooking demo using recommendations from the American Cancer Society, led by Stephanie and Nate Otto, Gustavus graduates and part of the department of health and exercise science
ScienceWhys, the new Nobel Conference podcast
Listen to this interview with Kathryn Schmitz, a professor in public health at Penn State specializing in the study of strength training for cancer survivors, and a Nobel Conference 2020 presenter.
Learn more about diet and exercise and cancer
Register to attend the virtual conference
The Nobel Conference is happening October 6 & 7. All events will be virtual and there is no cost to register. Go to the Nobel Conference website to register to attend by September 25 and receive a printed program in the mail.