Pine Valley, (PressExposure) June 20, 2012 -- Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports a recent study that shows cancer survivors are likely to die from other conditions.
The researchers evaluated 1,807 cancer survivors that had participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys Study (NHANES). Breast, prostate, cervical, lung and colorectal cancer development were the most common form of cancer in the study group. The participants in the study were followed for more than 18 years.
Over the course of the study, 776 of the participants died - 51% from cancer and 49% from non-cancer causes. Heart disease was the most common cause of non-cancer death in the group, accounting for over two thirds of the non-cancer deaths. Chronic lung diseases were responsible for 15%, Alzheimer's disease 4% and diabetes 4% of non-cancer related deaths. The researchers found that the longer a survivor lived after the initial cancer development and diagnosis, the more likely they were to die from another disease.
The researchers state that once cancer development has been diagnosed, doctors as well as survivors pay less attention to taking preventative steps to protect against other diseases and complications; the focus is usually placed on cancer prevention.
The researchers stress that with nearly half of all cancer survivors dying of an un-related condition, preventative measures should be taken to protect other aspects of their health.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, "Many of the steps for cancer prevention, including not smoking, reducing exposure to alcohol, exercising regularly as well as eating a healthy diet are also preventative steps to take to protect against other health conditions. Since heart disease accounts for over two thirds of non-cancer related deaths in survivors, taking preventative measures to prevent this disease is vital."
CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang also commented on the study saying, "If you are a cancer survivor, cancer prevention is always going to be in the forefront of your mind. Taking steps to prevent future cancer development is important, but taking other preventative health steps is just as important to your overall health and well-being."
(SOURCE: "American Association for Cancer Research", Nearly Half of Cancer Survivors Died From Conditions Other Than Cancer, April 3, 2012)
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