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If you are hit with cancer you may be able to live longer by staying active. There has been a lot of interest in how good nutrition and exercise may be able to help prevent certain types of cancer. However, not as much has been known about the effects of a healthy lifestyle to prolong survival once you are hit with a diagnosis of cancer. Recent research has raised interest in the possibility that staying active may very well increase survival for cancer survivors.
Consider this: One-half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetimes. That is a shocking statistic. Yes, there are some aspects of cancer that are outside of our control, but there are a few that we can fully embrace today in order to reduce our risk.
Using spinal pain killing opiods would reduce the patient’s need for additional narcotics post op. The use of large amounts of post operative narcotics may decrease the immune system, therefore making the body less likely to be able to fight off cancer cells that may spread during surgery.