Almost 14 million cancer survivors—more than half of them
women—are living in the United States today. Better survival odds
make planning for life after cancer almost as important as
planning treatment for the disease. Cancer-free does not mean
home free—cancer that has been treated can return. But there are
many things a cancer survivor can do to reduce the risk that
cancer will return. New guidelines from the American Cancer
Society offer three key steps: stay at a healthy weight; exercise
for at least 150 minutes a week; and eat a diet high in
vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.
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