After colon cancer, activity is linked to better survival

December 9, 2014 8:17 PM

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After colon cancer, activity is linked to better survival

More leisure activity - like tennis or jogging – and less TV-time after a colon cancer diagnosis was linked with better survival in a new study.

It was an observational study and can’t prove cause and effect, but cancer survivors who watched more than five hours of TV per day were more likely to die than those who watched less than two hours, said lead author Hannah Arem of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

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