New research suggests that for every 11 pounds a woman gains after being diagnosed with breast cancer, the chances of it proving fatal go up 14 percent. Controlling the weight is a good idea but its importance increases when woman is diagonosed with breast cancer. Diet control and exercise play an important role after a breast cancer diagonsis.
The chance of survival is more when a patient look for diet control and exercise to avoid the gaining of weight. From 1998 to 2001, all survivors were mailed surveys asking for updated information on these factors and lifestyle habits like exercise and diet.
After an average of six years of followup since their diagnoses, 121 breast cancer deaths and 428 non-breast cancer deaths had occurred. For every 11 pounds of weight gain after diagnosis, the risk of death from breast cancer or other causes increased by 14 percent.
Previous research found that women who exercised after being diagnosed with breast cancer cut their chance of dying by as much as one-half, depending on how much exercise they did.
Readers should advise any woman diagonosed with breast cancer to remain concious about their weight.