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At the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Orlando, FL, researches presented data that showed that exercise may play a significant role in the fight against cancer.
What's most interesting is that exercise was specifically shown to reduce the risk of cancer returning in someone who had previously been diagnosed and treated for colon cancer. As the Fernandina Beach News Leader reported, exercise has also been shown in the past to reduce the risk of the development of ovarian cancer.
If you're interested in marrying your physical pursuits with raising cancer awareness, look into the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event, which involves joining a team that raises money for cancer research and commemorates those who've been affected by the disease with a walk around a local track or path, sometimes for hours. These events are held in the U.S. and abroad. To find the schedule in your area just visit www.relayforlife.org and look for the "Find Local Events" box at the top of the page.
Have you ever participated in a Relay for Life event? What was it like?