Diet, exercise may help prevent returning cancer

April 26, 2012 1:25:25 PM PDT
There is now strong evidence to suggest that a good diet and regular exercise may help to prevent cancer from returning.

New guidelines issued today by the American Cancer Society urge doctors to talk to their cancer patients about eating right, exercising and slimming down if they're too heavy.

It's apparently not something doctors often do because they're focused on surgery.

The guidelines recognize that some cancer patients may be too weak at times for vigorous exercise, but experts say even modest activities like lifting soup cans while watching TV can help.