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Active women with breast cancer may live longer
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 11 - 09 - 2006

Recreational physical activity
in the year before a diagnosis of breast cancer seems to have a
positive influence on the prognosis of young women who are
overweight or obese when they are diagnosed, new research
suggests, according to Reuters.
"We found a beneficial effect on survival for exercise
undertaken in the year before diagnosis, particularly among
women who were overweight or obese near the time they were
diagnosed with breast cancer," Dr. Page E. Abrahamson of the
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle told Reuters
The finding is encouraging, Abrahamson and colleagues note
in the journal Cancer, because few modifiable lifestyle factors
for improving a breast cancer prognosis have been identified.
Although survival rates for breast cancer generally are
improving due to earlier detection and better treatments,
"breast cancer patients are eager to know what they can do to
enhance their survival," Abrahamson said.
Abrahamson and a multicenter U.S. team investigated the
ties between prediagnosis physical activity and survival in
1,264 women, between 20 and 54 years old, who were diagnosed
with breast cancer between 1990 and 1992.
Within several months of diagnosis, the women were asked
about their average frequency of moderate and vigorous physical
activity at age 13 years, age 20 years, and during the 12
months before diagnosis.
Two hundred ninety women died during the 8 to 10 years they
were followed.
Data analysis showed that women reporting the lowest levels
of activity had consistently lower survival rates throughout
After accounting for stage of disease and income level, the
researchers observed a modest overall reduced death risk of 22
percent among women in the highest quartile of activity in the
year before their diagnosis compared with women in the lowest
quartile of activity.
High activity levels were associated with a 30-percent
reduction in the risk of death among women who were overweight
or obese at the time of diagnosis.
No relationship was observed between mortality risk and
physical activity levels among women who were underweight or at
their ideal weight at the time of diagnosis. Physical activity
at age 13 or age 20 also had no impact on survival in this
While exercise has been shown to be a significant factor in
preventing breast cancer, this study is one of only a handful
to look at the impact of physical activity on breast cancer
survival. "More research in this area is warranted," Abrahamson
"If future research confirms that physical activity
improves survival among women with breast cancer, programs and
policies to promote such activity for this purpose may be
adopted," she added.

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