Promoting a healthy lifestyle among cancer survivors.


Journal Article (Review)

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Demark-Wahnefried, W; Jones, LW

Published Date

  • April 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 319 - viii

PubMed ID

  • 18395153

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18395153

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1977

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-8588

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hoc.2008.01.012


  • eng