I enjoy running and have found it a good way of relieving anxiety and stress both when I was cancer-free and now having been re-diagnosed. After this morning's 30 minute run (admittedly with a stop half-way) I began to wonder why I kept at it, and whether it was actually doing me any physical good (although there's no doubt I feel the psychological benefit).
My next appointment is in 10 days time, yet I have little to report to the consultant. It seems to me strange that despite my tumour being over 2 cm at my June scan, I have still not had any symptoms.
Today I found this article from earlier this year in The Economist (see link below). If you look past the whole "experimenting with mice" thing, it's really interesting. There could be more to this running lark than we know right now. Maybe not a lifesaver, but a way of slowly things down a little?
I know it's all just stats, and one micro study, but I'm not hanging up my trainers yet!