Physical activity and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis.

  title={Physical activity and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis.},
  author={Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt and Edward L. Giovannucci and Michelle D. Holmes and Andrew T. Chan and Jennifer A W Chan and Graham A. Colditz and Charles S. Fuchs},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={24 22},
PURPOSE Physically active individuals have a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer but the influence of exercise on cancer survival is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS By a prospective, observational study of 573 women with stage I to III colorectal cancer, we studied colorectal cancer-specific and overall mortality according to predefined physical activity categories before and after diagnosis and by change in activity after diagnosis. To minimize bias by occult recurrences, we excluded… CONTINUE READING
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