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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 
  • Watch a part two of the yoga for cancer series led by theatre and dance professor Michele Rusinko

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
Alcohol Use and Cancer  from the American Cancer Society
Studying the Impact of Total Diet on Cancer Risk from the NCI
Let's Eat and Drink Healthy from Cancer Research UK
Nutrition in Cancer Care (PDQ®) from the National Cancer Institute
Physical Activity and Cancer from the National Cancer Institute
Every Cancer Patient Should be Prescribed Exercise Medicine from The Conversation
Effects of Exercise on Physiological and Psychological Variables in Cancer Survivors from American College of Sports Medicine
Working with Breast Cancer Survivors: Program Design and Beyond from the American Council of Exercise

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.