Improving the Odds for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Improving the Odds for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Surviving childhood cancer is a major win in anyone’s language.

However, it is well-known, that even as adults these survivors are at an increased risk of dying before the age of their cancer-history-free peers.

Now, it would appear, these people can do something about managing that Damocles sword.

According to a recent study published in JAMA Oncology, regular vigorous exercise in early adulthood is associated with a lower risk of mortality in adult survivors of childhood cancer.

And the study authors believe the finding could have a significant impact, given the numbers of children that now survive cancer.

“These findings may be of importance for the large and rapidly growing population of adult survivors of childhood cancer at substantially higher risk of mortality due to multiple competing risks, ” they said.

The study was a multicentre cohort ...

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