If it were a new Superdrug that could extend the life expectancy of cancer survivors for an extra year or two the news would be on the front page.
Things being as they are, the latest cancer treatment only made the Daily Mail, and will therefore be ignored.
If it doesn’t fit our narrative of a war on cancer, how important can it be?
The news: cancer survivors who do a lot of exercise increase their life expectancy significantly.
The Daily Mail reports:
We all know exercise is good for us but now scientists have found that physical exercise significantly increases the life expectancy of cancer survivors.
Men who beat cancer and who burned more than 12,600 calories a week exercising, almost halved their risk of death, a new study found.
The research supports a previous study that found the most physically active cancer survivors are much less likely to die of cancer and heart disease.
Scientists from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine studied 1,021 men with an average age of 71 who had been previously diagnosed with cancer.
They found that men who burned more than 12,600 calories per week by exercising, were 48 per cent less likely to die than those that did little exercise and expended less than 2,100 calories a week, Medical Express reported….
While there has been plenty of research that shows regular exercise boosts the life expectancy of healthy people, this study is among very few that show exercise also extended the life of cancer survivors.
It’s news worth sharing.