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Nutrition and physical activity 

What should I eat? Should I take vitamins? Should I avoid alcohol? Is there anything I can do to help decrease my chance of recurrence? Survivors often have a lot of questions. This information about post-treatment nutrition and exercise can give you a starting point for discussions with your treatment team. Be sure to talk with your doctor before you begin or restart an exercise routine and ask questions you have about what kind of diet would be best for you.  

Learn about nutrition and physical activity for cancer survivors

Rock et al. 2012. Nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer survivors CA Cancer J Clin Jul;62(4): 242-74. 

Nutrition and physical activity during and after cancer treatment: Answers to common questions (American Cancer Society)

Frequently asked questions about diet and exercise after treatment (American Institute for Cancer Research)

Learn about physical activity 

Coups et al. 2009. Physical activity among lung cancer survivors: Changes across the cancer trajectory and associations with quality of life. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 18(2): 664–672. 

Physical activity and cancer (National Cancer Institute)

Lung cancer and exercise? (Cure Today)

AICR's guidelines for cancer survivors: Recommendations to reduce your cancer risk (American Institute for Cancer Research)

Lung Cancer Patients: Post surgery exercise beneficial (American Cancer Society)

Learn about nutrition 

Nutrition for cancer survivors (National Comprehensive Cancer Network)

Nutrition and the cancer survivor (American Institute for Cancer Research)

Survivorship: Nutrition guidelines for cancer survivors (MD Anderson Cancer Center)


Disclaimer: Before changing any part of your daily routine or diet, talk with your doctor to learn about possible benefits and risks and other considerations.