See referenced original article on pages 1540–7, this issue.
Can we change the past for colorectal cancer patients and how do we move forward?
Article first published online: 3 MAR 2014
© 2014 American Cancer Society
Volume 120, Issue 10, pages 1450–1452, 15 May 2014
How to Cite
Jeon, J. Y. and Meyerhardt, J. A. (2014), Can we change the past for colorectal cancer patients and how do we move forward?. Cancer, 120: 1450–1452. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28567
- Issue published online: 6 MAY 2014
- Article first published online: 3 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 27 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Received: 16 OCT 2013
Many lifestyle factors, such as diet, physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, and adiposity, are modifiable, and there is great interest whether changing these factors could have potential preventive benefits in those without colorectal cancer and adjuvant benefits for those with the disease. A recent study demonstrates that individual exposures and healthier composite lifestyle are associated with improved overall and/or cardiovascular mortality, which highlights to clinicians that colorectal cancer survivors are at risk for other comorbidities that are associated with increased mortality.