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Pink Up: Exercise can reduce cancer risk

A new study focuses on the correlation between exercise and cancer mortality rates.

"It specifically looked at breast cancer and it found a 40 percent reduction in breast cancer when exercise was adopted in a healthier lifestyle," said Dr. Olivia Aranha with Saint Francis Medical Center.

Dr. Aranha said this means walking the recommended seven miles a week could help prevent breast cancer and may improve the chance of survival for those already diagnosed.

Seven miles may seem like a daunting number, but personal trainer Carlen Mulholland says it can be a simple and pain-free task. But if exercise is new to your routine, both Dr. Aranha and Mulholland said it's important to pace yourself.

Focus on gradually building up endurance. Dr. Aranha said the positive impact of exercise is evidenced by some of her patients.

Those who are more physically active typically respond better to treatment and it helps in their recovery process.

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