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pete43lost_at_sea
pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
edited May 2011 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Join us Walking, Swimming, Cycling, Weights, Paddling, Jogging and get SURVIVAL BOOST 1
had 147 posts. that lots of exercise friends.

Now we have survival boost 2. Lets play poker with our cancer and take him to the cleaners.

See the first post here about the science of exercise.

This post started out as walking, but we are an open minded bunch and now we have many exercise types listed in the title. Just move if you can.

We also have the unique 100,000km 30 year clinical trial being run here. will anyone make this target, dare is say even earlier than 30 years. It would be just so amazing. Obviously we will all have to live that long to get an invite to the party.

In Sydney Australia, sylvania to sutherland. Bottle and all.
This is the walking post. I am walking to the naturopath right now.
I feel fine, with energy just bad diarrhea. Its good having a bag, I don't have to find a tree anymore. haha

If you have some energy and are well come for a walk with me today. A walk around the world if you will for 10 minutes to 5 hours whatever you can manage. going to do this everyday.

I used to hear " an apple a day keeps the doctor away "

Now I say to myself " a walk a day keeps the monster away"

search on exercise colorectal and recurrance, for details.

come on couch potatoes up and addem and move.

love to all,

Pete

ps I am out the door right now.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/physicalactivity
1. What is the relationship between physical activity and colon cancer risk?
Colorectal cancer has been one of the most extensively studied cancers in relation to physical activity, with more than 50 studies examining this association. Many studies in the United States and around the world have consistently found that adults who increase their physical activity, either in intensity, duration, or frequency, can reduce their risk of developing colon cancer by 30 to 40 percent relative to those who are sedentary regardless of body mass index (BMI), with the greatest risk reduction seen among those who are most active (3–7). The magnitude of the protective effect appears greatest with high-intensity activity, although the optimal levels and duration of exercise are still difficult to determine due to differences between studies, making comparisons difficult. It is estimated that 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day is needed to protect against colon cancer (6, 7). It is not yet clear at this time whether physical activity has a protective effect for rectal cancer, adenomas, or polyp recurrence (3).
Physical activity most likely influences the development of colon cancer in multiple ways. Physical activity may protect against colon cancer and tumor development through its role in energy balance, hormone metabolism, insulin regulation, and by decreasing the time the colon is exposed to potential carcinogens. Physical activity has also been found to alter a number of inflammatory and immune factors, some of which may influence colon cancer risk.
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  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,036
    Walked!
    I walked to church today!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    science gives us more hope
    new
    thanks for finding this great article steve

    Warning this reply contains science that explains how you can beat your cancer.
    Don't read further if it will upset you. If you are overweight it implies you may benefit your health and improve your chances of survival by exercising.

    from the conclusion

    Science gives us HOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The authors also found that for patients with negative status for nuclear CTNNB1, high level of postdiagnosis physical activity was associated with significantly better colorectal cancer-specific survival (5-year survival, 0.97 vs. 0.89). However, for patients with positive status for CTNNB1, physical activity was not associated with colorectal cancer-specific survival or with overall survival.

    The full paper

    Activation Of Biomarker Appears Associated With Improved Survival Among Obese Patients With Colorectal Cancer
    Academic Journal
    Main Category: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness
    Also Included In: Colorectal Cancer
    Article Date: 26 Apr 2011 - 13:00 PDT

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    Among obese patients, activation of the protein biomarker CTNNB1 was associated with better colorectal cancer-specific survival and overall survival, whereas post-diagnosis physical activity was associated with better colorectal cancer-specific survival among patients negative for CTNNB1, according to a study in the April 27 issue of JAMA.

    Activation of the WNT signaling pathway (a network of proteins known for their roles in cancer) and cadherin-associated protein beta-1 (CTNNB1; [beta-catenin]) plays a critical role in colorectal carcinogenesis. Accumulating evidence indicates a role of WNT-CTNNB1 signaling in obesity and metabolic diseases, according to background information in the article. Considering the dual roles of CTNNB1 in carcinogenesis and energy metabolism, the authors hypothesized that activation of WNT-CTNNB1 signaling might confer proliferative ability to cancer cells. "In addition, epidemiological evidence suggests causal effects of obesity or excess energy balance on colon cancer incidence and mortality. Notably, physical activity (exercise) has emerged as a modifiable lifestyle factor that may improve cancer survival," the authors write.

    Teppei Morikawa, M.D., Ph.D., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether CTNNB1 activation in colorectal cancer modified prognostic associations of body mass index (BMI) and level of postdiagnosis physical activity. The study included data from 2 U.S. prospective cohort studies (Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study) to evaluate CTNNB1 among 955 patients with stage I, II, III, or IV colon and rectal cancer from 1980 through 2004. A model was used to compute the risk of death, adjusting for clinical and tumor features.

    During follow-up through June 2009, there were 440 deaths, which included 266 colorectal cancer-specific deaths. Analysis indicated there was a significant modifying effect of BMI. In obese patients (BMI 30 or greater), positive status for nuclear CTNNB1 was associated with significantly better colorectal cancer-specific survival (5-year survival: 0.85 for patients with positive nuclear CTNNB1 status vs. 0.78 for those with negative status) and overall survival (5-year survival, 0.77 for patients with positive nuclear CTNNB1 status vs. 0.74 for those with negative status). In contrast, among nonobese patients, positive status for nuclear CTNNB1 was not significantly associated with cancer-specific survival or overall survival.

    The authors also found that for patients with negative status for nuclear CTNNB1, high level of postdiagnosis physical activity was associated with significantly better colorectal cancer-specific survival (5-year survival, 0.97 vs. 0.89). However, for patients with positive status for CTNNB1, physical activity was not associated with colorectal cancer-specific survival or with overall survival.
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    tootsie1 said:

    Walked!
    I walked to church today!

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Dear Gail,

    Well we are off and running so to speak.

    What a lovelly opening post gail
    Well done. You are an inspiration.
    He is looking after you.

    hugs,
    Pete
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    it was absolutely fantastic and great for my soul and the community i live in.

    the weekend raised over $500,000 for cancel council funds to go research.

    did alot of laps and talking, met heaps of survivors and carers.
    we had great food, music and fun and were being healthy.

    the walking went all night. my wife turned up at 1am and did 18 laps.

    I jogged one lap, walked many, don't like running with the bag, but made.
    I was jogging on completely numb feet, feels so strange. Its a small miracle but now I have most of the feeling back in my feet. thankyou G.

    I am absolutely determined to walk and run the marathon next year. its an annual event.
    that 106 laps of the 400 meter track.

    On saturday night we had to light a candle for our friends departed half way around the world 1000s of aussies walked past a candle in a bag with kerry's name on it, one also for John. I feel a little guilty but I could not remember marys name at the time, but I remembered her avatar. I also did one for our aunty val who died of lung cancer in nov2010.

    My kids wrote messages on the bags and had fun with the candles. Hundreds of candle lite bags. with a little sand in the bottom. the rememberance service was short and so emotional. I felt privileged to be alive.

    So many other carers, survivors and supporters. Raising money, being healthy, remembering and celebrating life.

    I did my walking, had some free massages, healthy food. its an amazing event, its massive.

    I helped them cleanup all day yesterday, and met an amazing naturopath from usana.

    As an amazing co-incidence my kids school is doing our sports carnival at the same track as the weekend realforlife. I have a donation bucket and I have asked the school if its ok for the kids to do a rememberance lap. she said ok. so it should be good tomorrow.

    back to swimming squads this afternoon. cannot wait. also emailed onc if I can get the tumour tested the exercise bio marker.

    lets get moving, exercising and enjoy our day.

    hugs to all,

    Pete
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    it was absolutely fantastic and great for my soul and the community i live in.

    the weekend raised over $500,000 for cancel council funds to go research.

    did alot of laps and talking, met heaps of survivors and carers.
    we had great food, music and fun and were being healthy.

    the walking went all night. my wife turned up at 1am and did 18 laps.

    I jogged one lap, walked many, don't like running with the bag, but made.
    I was jogging on completely numb feet, feels so strange. Its a small miracle but now I have most of the feeling back in my feet. thankyou G.

    I am absolutely determined to walk and run the marathon next year. its an annual event.
    that 106 laps of the 400 meter track.

    On saturday night we had to light a candle for our friends departed half way around the world 1000s of aussies walked past a candle in a bag with kerry's name on it, one also for John. I feel a little guilty but I could not remember marys name at the time, but I remembered her avatar. I also did one for our aunty val who died of lung cancer in nov2010.

    My kids wrote messages on the bags and had fun with the candles. Hundreds of candle lite bags. with a little sand in the bottom. the rememberance service was short and so emotional. I felt privileged to be alive.

    So many other carers, survivors and supporters. Raising money, being healthy, remembering and celebrating life.

    I did my walking, had some free massages, healthy food. its an amazing event, its massive.

    I helped them cleanup all day yesterday, and met an amazing naturopath from usana.

    As an amazing co-incidence my kids school is doing our sports carnival at the same track as the weekend realforlife. I have a donation bucket and I have asked the school if its ok for the kids to do a rememberance lap. she said ok. so it should be good tomorrow.

    back to swimming squads this afternoon. cannot wait. also emailed onc if I can get the tumour tested the exercise bio marker.

    lets get moving, exercising and enjoy our day.

    hugs to all,

    Pete

    Walked 10 km on the weekend !
    Not too much but it counts! .
    Thanks for update the post its much more ease to load it !
    Hugs!
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 **
    pepebcn said:

    Walked 10 km on the weekend !
    Not too much but it counts! .
    Thanks for update the post its much more ease to load it !
    Hugs!

    The benefits of physical activity to one's well-being are
    indisputably irrefutable (weren't we at one time "hunters and gatherers"?).......Anyone ever heard "Walkin the Blues" by Willie Dixon?


    PS: as recently as Dec 31,2010, Sciencedaily.com published article "Consistent Exercise Associated With Lower Risk of Colon Cancer Death."........."The study is among the first to show that physical activity can make the disease less deadly."
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    coloCan said:

    The benefits of physical activity to one's well-being are
    indisputably irrefutable (weren't we at one time "hunters and gatherers"?).......Anyone ever heard "Walkin the Blues" by Willie Dixon?


    PS: as recently as Dec 31,2010, Sciencedaily.com published article "Consistent Exercise Associated With Lower Risk of Colon Cancer Death."........."The study is among the first to show that physical activity can make the disease less deadly."

    thanks stevecare to come
    thanks steve
    care to come for a walk with us ?
    hugs,
    pete

    ps did 22 laps today
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    thanks stevecare to come
    thanks steve
    care to come for a walk with us ?
    hugs,
    pete

    ps did 22 laps today

    Not walking today just fro my car to the onc, .
    And this afternoon again soccer in tv , sorry but we are in the semifinals and if we Win this direct to the final!.
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    pepebcn said:

    Not walking today just fro my car to the onc, .
    And this afternoon again soccer in tv , sorry but we are in the semifinals and if we Win this direct to the final!.

    well maybe you could pretend
    well maybe you could pretend your on the screen running around chasing the little white ball all the men get so excited by. enjoy.
    pete
    ps hope your team wins
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    well maybe you could pretend
    well maybe you could pretend your on the screen running around chasing the little white ball all the men get so excited by. enjoy.
    pete
    ps hope your team wins

    Hahaha! be sure I will do it if we win!
    Hugs Mate!
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342
    Paddling
    Hi All,

    Pete it sounds like the Relay for Life was awesome! I love that your kids were involved.

    Yesterday, **** and I went stand-up paddling at Ala Moana Beach. (If you saw the picture of the 2 water spouts yesterday, they were right off Ala Moana about 4 hours after we left.) We had a great time. **** went out into the waves and caught 3 smaller waves and then a fantastic wave. I watched the whole thing while I paddled. When we were putting the boards in the truck, **** was a new man. Exercise is the key for so much for him. He felt strong, healthy and invigorated. Very good things to feel since he has had 40 rounds of chemo. For him exercise is helping to keep him going. If he wasn't exercising he would be tempted to just give up and give in the the feelings of sickness and weakness. (His words.) Everyone is different in this area, I am just sharing what works for ****.
    I also felt so happy after getting out of the water. I was happy on the water as well. Good for mind, body and spirit.
    Thanks for this thread.

    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900

    Paddling
    Hi All,

    Pete it sounds like the Relay for Life was awesome! I love that your kids were involved.

    Yesterday, **** and I went stand-up paddling at Ala Moana Beach. (If you saw the picture of the 2 water spouts yesterday, they were right off Ala Moana about 4 hours after we left.) We had a great time. **** went out into the waves and caught 3 smaller waves and then a fantastic wave. I watched the whole thing while I paddled. When we were putting the boards in the truck, **** was a new man. Exercise is the key for so much for him. He felt strong, healthy and invigorated. Very good things to feel since he has had 40 rounds of chemo. For him exercise is helping to keep him going. If he wasn't exercising he would be tempted to just give up and give in the the feelings of sickness and weakness. (His words.) Everyone is different in this area, I am just sharing what works for ****.
    I also felt so happy after getting out of the water. I was happy on the water as well. Good for mind, body and spirit.
    Thanks for this thread.

    Aloha,
    Kathleen

    surfing and paddling how great
    hi kathleen and ****,

    the few of us well enough to exercise have to provide the stories for our friends not able to get out and about, for whatever reason.

    dicks surfing is not only helping him, but its helpings lots of others who for whatever reason are unable at this time to get out and enjoy the water or their place on our beautiful planet.

    the relayforlife is amazing, I think I started the junior relayforlife yesterday at my kids athletics carnival. Today I did my walk and in the afternoon swam 50 x 50 meter laps. A personal best.

    thanks for being an inspiration to me and many others,

    hugs,

    pete
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    surfing and paddling how great
    hi kathleen and ****,

    the few of us well enough to exercise have to provide the stories for our friends not able to get out and about, for whatever reason.

    dicks surfing is not only helping him, but its helpings lots of others who for whatever reason are unable at this time to get out and enjoy the water or their place on our beautiful planet.

    the relayforlife is amazing, I think I started the junior relayforlife yesterday at my kids athletics carnival. Today I did my walk and in the afternoon swam 50 x 50 meter laps. A personal best.

    thanks for being an inspiration to me and many others,

    hugs,

    pete

    Ok walking today not very much but a good walk in
    downtown !
    Hugs!
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    pepebcn said:

    Ok walking today not very much but a good walk in
    downtown !
    Hugs!

    go pepe go
    i'll walk with you in spirit.
    Downtown sounds great.
    Not been out of bed yet or been fed yet.
    Hugs
    pete
  • SisterSledge
    SisterSledge Member Posts: 332
    2hrs gardening
    I got more gardening done today. Let's hope it looks at least as good as last year and produces even more veggies: my garden - 2010
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900

    2hrs gardening
    I got more gardening done today. Let's hope it looks at least as good as last year and produces even more veggies: my garden - 2010

    amazing garden did 1 lap 100 meters hospital corridor
    how fantastic
    thanks adding gardening to our post.
    hugs pete
  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425

    amazing garden did 1 lap 100 meters hospital corridor
    how fantastic
    thanks adding gardening to our post.
    hugs pete

    What a beautiful garden,
    What a beautiful garden, love the picture!!
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    smokeyjoe said:

    What a beautiful garden,
    What a beautiful garden, love the picture!!

    Lots of rain here, nice spring rain but not possible walking!
    Tomorrow will be!
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    only managed 2 laps of the hospital hallway its 100 meters long
    its a start.
    anyone else exercising today?
    hugs
    pete
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    only managed 2 laps of the hospital hallway its 100 meters long
    its a start.
    anyone else exercising today?
    hugs
    pete

    Big walk for shopping ,
    But seems most of our American walking colleges are not walking any more!
    Cheer up mates!
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    walked about 500 meters today
    i am still in hospital, feeling well but managed a few walks around the hospital grounds.
    is anyone else who is NED exercising to prevent recurrence.
    hugs,
    pete
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    walked about 500 meters today
    i am still in hospital, feeling well but managed a few walks around the hospital grounds.
    is anyone else who is NED exercising to prevent recurrence.
    hugs,
    pete

    Couple of kilometers here Pete!
    Just in downtown going to a nice restaurant, !
    Anyone else?
  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425
    pepebcn said:

    Couple of kilometers here Pete!
    Just in downtown going to a nice restaurant, !
    Anyone else?

    Went for a lovely walk the
    Went for a lovely walk the other night with my son and his girlfriend, crossed a bridge and watched the frogs and crayfish doing their thing...was interesting. It was at night but there is a light over the bridge which lit up the water, I'll be doing that again as soon as this rain stops!!!
  • soccermom13
    soccermom13 Member Posts: 224
    lots of rain here lately!
    I finally got in a 25 mile road bike ride around our lake and saw 5 pelicans! they were huge so must have had a filling winter HA HA. Felt so good to have the sun on my face and yes I wore sunscreen!
    Hugs friends!
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    lots of rain here lately!
    I finally got in a 25 mile road bike ride around our lake and saw 5 pelicans! they were huge so must have had a filling winter HA HA. Felt so good to have the sun on my face and yes I wore sunscreen!
    Hugs friends!

    hugs Shanna!
    I walked 7 KM in down town !.
  • soccermom13
    soccermom13 Member Posts: 224
    pepebcn said:

    hugs Shanna!
    I walked 7 KM in down town !.

    Hi Pepe!
    So good to see you are on! Hope you had a great walk in downtown! I love spring and all that it brings! We have a brown season between winter and spring and with all the rain that we have been having it is a color fest!!!
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    Hi Pepe!
    So good to see you are on! Hope you had a great walk in downtown! I love spring and all that it brings! We have a brown season between winter and spring and with all the rain that we have been having it is a color fest!!!

    just one of this days remember your camera !
    I'd like to see all this wonders!
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    pepebcn said:

    hugs Shanna!
    I walked 7 KM in down town !.

    pepe i saw the photos
    they looked great, i am going to start making my walks more visually exciting, so many great scenic walks close by.
    hugs,
    pete
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900

    lots of rain here lately!
    I finally got in a 25 mile road bike ride around our lake and saw 5 pelicans! they were huge so must have had a filling winter HA HA. Felt so good to have the sun on my face and yes I wore sunscreen!
    Hugs friends!

    hi shanna, welldone
    i am taking up some riding as i have goal of completeing the south west rocks triathalon.
    hugs,
    pete
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    walking to shops for lunch
    its a sunny but cool winters day here, so great to be home.
    we have to spread the message about exercise and preventing reoccurance.
    hugs,
    pete