An Intervention With Heart

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Ovarian cancer is relatively rare, striking 1 out of 78 women, but is also one of the deadliest cancers, with only 44% of patients surviving five years past their diagnosis. After their disease goes into remission, many patients worry the cancer will return. Many clinicians advise patients to make positive changes in diet and exercise, as these choices lay a foundation for good health overall. “We had growing evidence suggesting that diet and physical activity matter, not only in terms of risk but perhaps in terms of long-term prognosis,” says Dr. Cynthia Thomson, who oversees LIvES nationwide and is co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.