Exercise matters after cancer diagnosis

July 31, 2009 9:58:06 AM PDT
Exercise matters long after a cancer diagnosis especially for people over 65. Elderly cancer survivors who exercise regularly and eat well function better physically and mentally than others their age. That's according to a study at New York's Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

The study looked at survivors of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer.

Researchers also found that physical activity may also prevent weight gain associated with chemotherapy and hormonal therapy.