Physical Activity and Survival After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study

20 Feb 2011Stacey A. Kenfield, Meir J. Stampfer, Edward Giovannucci, and June M. Chan

In men with prostate cancer, physical activity was associated with lower overall mortality and prostate cancer mortality. A modest amount of vigorous activity such as biking, tennis, jogging, or swimming for ≥ 3 hours a week may substantially improve prostate cancer-specific survival.

Cohort Study
3 effects
18 years
2705 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Intense Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Decreased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
-49.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Decreased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
-46.0%

Intense Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Prostate Cancer Reproductive outcome
Decreased risk of Prostate Cancer
Reproductive system

Moderate evidence
-61.0%