How do the ACR and WCRF/AICR guidelines for healthy lifestyle in cancer survivors compare?

Updated: Feb 28, 2018
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; more...
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In 2012, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer survivors. [19] Overall, the ACS recommendations are similar to those of the WCRF/AICR. However, the ACS defines a continuum of cancer survivorship that begins at diagnosis and includes three phases: treatment and recovery, long-term disease-free living or living with stable disease, and advanced cancer through end of life. The recommendations given for each stage as well as by cancer site are more detailed than those of the WCRF/AICR.


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