Promoting a healthy lifestyle among cancer survivors.

Academic Article


  • With improving longevity, the late-occurring adverse effects of cancer and its treatment are becoming increasingly apparent. As in other clinical populations, healthy lifestyle behaviors encompassing weight management, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality significantly in cancer survivors. This article addresses the strength of evidence for recommendations in areas of weight management, diet, exercise, and smoking cessation; and the current evidence examining the efficacy of various intervention approaches to promote health behavior changes among adult cancer survivors.
  • Keywords

  • Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Humans, Life Style, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Neoplasms, Patient Education as Topic, Quality of Life, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Survivors
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    Author List

  • Demark-Wahnefried W; Jones LW
  • Start Page

  • 319
  • End Page

  • viii
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 2