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Study: Physical Activity Linked to Improved Prostate Cancer Survival Rate

A recent study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that physical activity improves survival rates for men with localized prostate cancer.

Researchers analyzed data from 4,623 men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer and found that men who walked or cycled for 20 minutes or more a day had a 39 percent decreased risk of death as a result of their disease compared with those who walked or cycled less.

A lead author of the study notes that, “An individual’s survival depends on many factors, but physical activity is one factor that individuals can modify. Hopefully, our study can motivate men to be physically active even after a prostate cancer diagnosis.”

You can read more about the study here.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.