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Lifestye Changes-ACS

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The American Cancer Society just updated their guidlines for Diet and Exercise for Cancer prevention that may also decrease chance of recurrence. I know that in some cases nothing can prevent recurrence, but I figure every little bit that I can do may be helpful in the journey.

Changes to the guideline include recommendations for getting more physical activity, eating less (or no) processed and red meat, and avoiding alcohol or drinking less. It says:


  • Get to and stay at a healthy body weight throughout life. If you’re overweight or obese, losing even a few pounds can lower your risk for some types of cancer.
  • Adults should get 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week, or 75-150 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or a combination. Getting 300 minutes or even more will give you the most health benefits.
  • Children and teens should get at least 1 hour of moderate or vigorous intensity activity each day.
  • Spend less time sitting or lying down. This includes time looking at your phone, tablet, computer, or TV.
  • Eat a colorful variety of vegetables and fruits, and plenty of whole grains and brown rice.
  • Avoid or limit eating red meats such as beef, pork, and lamb and processed meats such as bacon, sausage, deli meats, and hot dogs.
  • Avoid or limit sugar-sweetened beverages, highly processed foods, and refined grain products.
  • It is best not to drink alcohol. But if you do, women should have no more than 1 drink per day and men should have no more than 2. A drink is 12 ounces of regular beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.

Any thoughts?

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Joined: Dec 2019

I have tried to adopt these guidelines ever since I was diagnosed.  Including losing 30 pounds!  I don't know if it is coincidental or not, but my annual scans just came back clean.  NED!!!!!Laughing  Wishing positive scans to all my fellow warriors.  

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