Having a healthy body weight may reduce the risk of cancer returning and improve survival. Many studies have shown that people who keep to a healthy weight have better survival rates than those who put on weight during and after cancer treatment.*
* Most studies have been in women with breast cancer.
This fact sheet is one in a series developed for cancer survivors who have finished active treatment. Eating well and maintaining a healthy weight may help lower the chances of some cancers returning and improve overall health.
Download the Weight Loss Tips factsheet.
For more fact sheets, see Nutrition and healthy weight fact sheets for cancer survivors.